As a homeowner there are many different actions you can take to increase the likelihood of your house surviving a wildfire. Many of these measures are simple and cost effective.
50 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Home
Escaped debris fires are the #1 cause of wildfires in Minnesota. Before lighting any fires be sure to check the Fire Danger Rating and Burning Restrictions.
Protect yourself and your property by obtaining a burning permit. Permits allow emergency managers to provide a rapid and efficient response if a fire becomes uncontained.
You need an open burning permit when:
For more information on burning permits, visit MN DNR.
Apply for burning permit online
In accordance with Firewise, St. Louis County has developed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
The St. Louis County CWPP has two objectives:
Community Wildfire Protection Plan 2021
Reso 21-540 CWPP
Wildfire Preparedness Websites
General Wildfire Info
In emergency or to file a report, call 911.
Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division
St. Louis County Courthouse
100 North 5th Avenue West
Duluth, MN 55802