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INTERVIEW: Wisconsin’s outdoor fire danger

Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 6:26 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - You can’t trust in a day of rain to undo weeks of below-normal precipitation. Despite rain falling across the state Tuesday, fires were reported in Marinette, Oneida and Monroe counties and the Iowa/Sauk county line (at least one was caused by lightning from that rainstorm). Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency Monday because of the risk of wildfires (see related story).

Chris Roth talked with Wisconsin DNR Wildfire Prevention Specialist Catherine Koele on Action 2 News at 4:30 Tuesday. Koele talked about the state of emergency, the dry conditions around the state, and what we can do to prevent accidental fires.

CLICK HERE for a map of counties with burn restrictions and the fire risk for each county.

Learn more about wildfires around the state with the DNR Wildfire Occurrence Dashboard.

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