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DNR imposes immediate fire restrictions

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday afternoon it would immediately restrict open burning permits in Washington County as a result of a fire that burned about 1,500 acres in and near the Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area in Forest Lake Monday.

Five other metropolitan counties -- Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Sherburne and Wright -- will also be restricted, according to a press release.

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