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DNR: High fire risk across Wisconsin

Posted at 12:30 PM, May 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-02 13:30:10-04

MADISON (NBC 26) — The risk for fire remains high across Wisconsin, the DNR said Sunday.

The Wisconsin DNR said there is VERY HIGH fire danger in the following counties Sunday: Adams, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Green Lake, Jackson, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood.

There is HIGH fire danger in the following counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Calumet, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Grant, Green, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Polk, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, Taylor, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha and Winnebago counties.

Warm temperatures, low humidity, breezy southwest winds and dry vegetation make it easy for a fire to start and spread quickly, the DNR said.

The DNR also said to regularly check fire danger and burning restrictions. Click here for more information.