Farmland in western and southwestern Minnesota are among the areas of concern.
Minnesota is facing a “potentially explosive” spring fire season because of lingering dry surface conditions and dry timber and other material on the ground from widespread wind storms in the past couple of years, according to Olin Phillips, manager of the forest protection division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Speaking at an emergency managers’ conference in Brooklyn Center on Thursday, Phillips said recent snows across the state will offer "some recovery." But if snowmelt is not followed by steady rains, ground materials, which were extremely dry last fall, will quickly dry out again.
via Star Tribune.