- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on the Minnesota National Guard to fight wildfires across the state.

The Guard and the state Department of Public Safety will supply two Blackhawk helicopters with 660-gallon water buckets to combat the blazes. The department says multiple fires were reported in east-central Minnesota Thursday.

Strong winds and low humidity will continue to pose a fire risk throughout Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is currently not issuing permits for fires across most of the state.


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