DNR: Weather Places 11 Counties in Fire Danger Risk

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Low humidity and strong winds have much of Central Wisconsin in a moderate to high risk of fire danger. Currently, those living in 11 counties have had burning permits suspended.

Waupaca, Waushara, Marquette, and parts of Marathon and Clark County are currently at moderate risk for fire. But for those in Adams, Portage, and parts of Wood, Juneau, Monroe, and Jackson county -- this risk is high.

The Department of Natural Resources says prevention is up to you.

"The biggest thing especially this week is if you have had any burns over the last week to make sure they are completely out. Embers can smolder for days, even weeks, with the dry and windy conditions expected today an tomorrow, those fires can rekindle,” Explained Catherine Koele, Wildfire Prevention Specialist for the Wisconsin DNR.

She says you should keep an eye on your local restrictions as the risk is expected to increase Wednesday.

Click here for an updated map of fire danger by county.

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