DNR asks the public to restrict any outdoor burning because of dry conditions

The state Department of Natural Resources is asking the public to restrict outdoor burning on Tuesday, May 1, because of dry conditions. The warning covers the entire Lower Peninsula and the southern half of the Upper Peninsula.

The combination of warm weather, strong winds and dry grass, leaves and needles could cause a fire to quickly spread out of control. The DNR has canceled all plans for controlled burns on Tuesday.

Anyone who wants to burn in northern Michigan should check michigan.gov/burnpermit to see if they need a permit. People in southern Michigan should check with their city or township.