DNR Suspends Burning Permits, Due To Warm Temps And Wind

Sunshine, warmer temps and windy conditions all add up to dangerous conditions when it comes to fires in Wisconsin. That triple threat prompted The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to suspend all burning permits until further notice due to elevated fire weather conditions. 

According to the National Weather Service, the increase in temperature — reaching the upper 60s and lower 70s — along with wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour and relatively low humidity — 20 to 30% — contribute to the elevated danger. Across the state, fire danger has been described as “high” or “very high” in every county — not just southeast Wisconsin. 

A Red Flag Warning was issued for Green Lake County until 7 p.m. Sunday, for an increased risk of fire danger. As a result, the DNR is suspending all burning permits and all debris burning.  The DNR is also asking campers and other outdoor enthusiasts to refrain from starting campfires until the risk is minimized.