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High fire dangers in Walworth, Racine and Kenosha Counties

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Posted at 7:11 AM, Apr 03, 2019

WALWORTH Co. -- As the snow melts, fire dangers rapidly increase.

Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Nathan Holoubek warns how fast a fire could get out of control, "It can move really quickly, it's like paper."

He explains right after the winter, there is plenty of dried up grass left behind, with no lush leaves and grass.

As of Tuesday, Walworth, Racine and Kenosha Counties are under a high fire danger advisory. High winds can create fast moving fires.

"Fire will carry through areas where it might have trouble carrying through," said Holoubek.

He advises people starting a fire with a burn permit work with a conservation group like Pheasants Forever and be educated in fire safety.