Fire Danger Warning Increased
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say the fire danger across Wisconsin is rated high to very high and is expected to remain that way through the holiday weekend.
A high pressure system is expected to bring low humidity and increased winds with little to no precipitation.
In addition, emergency burning restrictions for parts of northwestern Wisconsin that were impacted by July's severe windstorm took effect Friday in portions of Burnett, Douglas, Polk and Washburn counties.
Under those restrictions, all burn permits are suspended. All campfires are prohibited except for those in developed camping areas within a metal fire ring. All fireworks are prohibited. Outdoor disposal of ashes, charcoal briquettes, matches or any burning material is prohibited.
Smoking cigars, cigarettes or pipes outdoors in the restricted areas is also prohibited.