"Accepting risk" - climate change and forest fires in Minnesota

May 25, 2016

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Fire seasons now are about two and a half months longer than they were in 1970.

The average number of acres burned in wildfires each year has doubled in 1980.

The effects of climate change are showing up in our forest fires, says the USDA. 

Here at home, the Minnesota DNR's Wildfire Prevention and Firewise programs want to educate homeowners - particularly those who live in the woods - about steps they can take to minimize fire losses on their property.