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Editorial: Sparking up a conversation about outdoor fire danger

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This week, April 20-26, is Wildfire Prevention Week in Minnesota.

It’s a good time of the year to remind people of the dangers of wildfires, and to spread information about how to prevent them.


As the weather warms and snow melts, revealing dead, dry grasses underneath, the fire danger rises.

Every spring, wildland firefighters and rural fire department volunteers spend countless hours battling wildfires that could have been easily prevented.

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