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DNR warns of very high fire danger over the weekend

Fire danger remains high in much of Wisconsin
Posted at 3:25 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 16:25:58-04

WISCONSIN — The Wisconsin DNR is warning the public of a very high fire danger that will continue into the weekend.

Due to current weather conditions, such as low humidity and wind, fire dangers over the weekend are expected to reach high or very high.

Now, the Wisconsin DNR is asking the public to limit their use of campfires and off-road vehicles, in addition to avoiding outdoor burning of any kind.

With the fact that everything is so dry, wildfires can start easily and spread quickly if people are not careful.

The northern half of our state is already seeing an increase in wildfires and they are entering a critical time for catastrophic fire. With these conditions and the timing, the DNR is on high alert and will continue to be over the weekend.

According to a press release, "the DNR has four contract tanker planes and access to the Wisconsin Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopters with bucket capability."

Hopefully these resources will not be needed, however conditions are forcing the DNR to be proactive and prepared for anything.

There is rain expected in some parts of the state on Saturday, however it will mostly stay to the south therefore leaving northern Wisconsin still at a high risk for wildfires.

To check the fire danger in your area, or the rest of Wisconsin, click here.

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