Walker declares state of emergency because of wildfire conditions

Posted at 11:30 AM, May 01, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed an emergency declaration in response to elevated wildfire conditions in Wisconsin.

The declaration activates the Wisconsin National Guard to help Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Department of Natural Resources with wildfire suppression support.

The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings Sunday and Monday for much of the state due to the high potential for wildfires. That warning was lifted Tuesday.

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