Fire danger remains high in much of Wisconsin

Posted: 10:42 AM, Apr 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-30 19:17:01Z
Fire danger remains high in much of Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin natural resources officials say the danger of a wildfire igniting is high to extreme in much of the state due to warm temperatures, low humidity, and gusty winds.

The Department of Natural Resources responded to 43 wildfires Sunday , including two larger fires in steep terrain in central Wisconsin's Clark County. The agency contracted tanker planes to douse the fires that burned a total of about 125 acres in two locations. No injuries were reported and no structures were lost.

The DNR issued a `red flag' warning Monday for seven counties where burning with agency-issued permits is prohibited and the public is asked to be especially careful with campfires, outdoor grills, smoking and other activities that could spark a wildfire. Those counties include Jackson, Trempealeau, Juneau, Monroe, Clark, La Crosse and Adams.

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