Fire Danger Remains High in Northeast Wisconsin

The Wisconsin DNR Currently has most of the state under high alert for fire danger. Currently, there are 11 counties in north central Wisconsin at a moderate fire danger level, while the entire rest of the state, including Door, Kewaunee, Brown, Oconto, and Marinette Counties are all listed at a high fire danger level due to dry conditions. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo says despite the recent precipitation, you should still do any controlled burning with extreme caution…

Last week’s snow and rain did dampen the area for a short while, but all of this winter’s dead grass does dry quickly with a little wind. That, with the sunshine and warmer temperatures all contribute to an elevated fire danger level.
Everyone is asked to limit the use of campfires or bonfires, and make sure to discard hot ashes from woodstoves or fireplaces in a metal container until they are cold. If you see a wildfire make sure to report it immediately by calling 911, and do not attempt to extinguish it by yourself.

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