NATIONAL GUARD TO ASSIST WITH FIRE FIGHT IN BELTRAMI COUNTY

Governor Mark Dayton has ordered the Minnesota National Guard to assist with firefighting efforts in Beltrami County, where a 500-acre wildfire has been burning since Wednesday…. the result of a DNR prescribed burn that was intended to manage brushlands. The National Guard will provide two water-dropping helicopters to battle the blaze. At this time the fire is limited to state lands and officials say no structures or private land are currently threatened.