Red Flag Warning issued for northeast Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said the National Weather Service issued out a Red Flag Warning for northeast Minnesota.

According to the DNR, extreme fire risk conditions are expected Saturday afternoon in northeast Minnesota for the following counties: Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing critical weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including strong winds and low humidity.

Do not burn while the Red Flag Warning remains in effect and check any burning done recently to ensure the fire is out. Any spark could become a wildfire under Red Flag conditions.

The Red Flag Warning expires at 8 p.m. Saturday.