Safe to burn? DNR creates interactive open-burning website

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a new tool to help people this fall when they burn leaves.

It's an interactive online tool on the DNR website (click here) that gives information about open burning.

You put in information about your location, types of materials you might burn, and your intent, and the tool offers directions on what to do next.

The DNR hopes this helps people determine whether permits are needed, and how to get the proper approvals and permits, or whether it's safe to burn at all.