State at high risk of wildfires after sunny, dry weather
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Department of Natural Resources has deemed most of Wisconsin at a “high” or “very high” risk of wildfires following several days of sunny weather with no rain.
WLUK-TV reported that the department has also halted burning permits in multiple counties with the concern that dry grass and high winds provide the perfect equation for a wildfire to start.
John Lubbers, the department’s Forestry Team leader, says that when burning permits are allowed again, people need to “use common sense” and never leave a fire unattended. He suggests to burn in a safe location away from dry grass.
Fond du Lac Fire Chief Peter O’Leary says he believes conditions will get better in a couple of weeks.
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