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DNR lifts burning ban

Ban declared this week due to dangerous conditions

MADISON, Wis. - The state Department of Natural Resources has lifted a statewide burning ban declared this week for DNR-protected areas.

The DNR temporarily suspended all burning permits on Wednesday because low humidity, windy conditions and high temperatures had created conditions ripe for fires and dozens of fire departments were already committed to battling a massive wildfire in Douglas County.

DNR fire officials said they lifted the burning suspension early Friday morning. They said the Douglas County fire is now all but extinguished, firefighters have returned to their home jurisdictions and conditions have improved with low humidity and diminished winds.

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