Grass Fire Warning | Crime
With the unusually dry weather and low humidity, the Rochester Fire Department is experiencing an above normal number of grass fires. The fires can be attributed to people burning leaves or other brush as they clean up their yards from winter.
The fire department is asking residents to refrain from any open burning until there is significant rain or until vegetation greens up. People are also encouraged to use the Olmsted County Recycling Center to get rid of leaves or other lawn debris. Burning within Rochester city limits is prohibited.