© 2022 WXPR
Mirror of the Northwoods. Window on the World.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Energy & Environment

Wisconsin officials issue wildfire warnings across the state

Wildfire Map
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin officials have issued wildfire warnings across the state.

The state Department of Natural Resources has listed 52 counties in the “very high risk” category for fires, mostly in northern areas.

Eight counties are listed as “high risk” and all other counties are at “moderate risk.”

Authorities say high winds, dry conditions and low humidity will make it easier for fire to spread.

Officials are asking people to avoid all outdoor burning, including campfires, and to use caution when operating off-road vehicles.

More than 250 wildfires have been reported in Wisconsin this year, covering about 440 acres.

Debris burning is the leading cause of wildfires.

Related Content