Wildfires Tracked by Minnesota DNR

This layer shows the locations of wildfires for which the DNR was the primary responding agency. These include fires not only on state lands, but also rural private lands for which there is not another agency with primary responsibility. Wildfires that are not included in this layer are those that occur on federal and native American lands (several hundred annually) and those that are responded to by local fire departments (several thousand annually). DNR wildfire suppression responsibility is heaviest in the forested part of the state.<br/><br/>The sup_cost data is most reliable for 2017 fires and after. Suppression costs for fires prior to 2017 should be considered an estimate and are not comparable with costs for more recent fires. Similarly, for fires not marked as status = Complete, information should be considered preliminary.

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated April 19, 2019, 10:03
Created April 14, 2015, 08:01
dsAccessConst None
dsCurrentRef Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset.
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_dnr/env_wildfires_tracked_by_mndnr/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2019-04-19 00:38:31
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
dsPeriodOfContent 4/18/2019
dsPurpose Enables analysis of spatial and temporal patterns in wildfire starts.

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