Fire danger remains very high for most of the region. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources built a new tool so can stay up to date with fire conditions in your community. Burn bans sweep across the La Crosse area as high winds and dry air scorch the landscape. A season of wildfires — most started by people in Wisconsin. "The number one cause of forest fires in Wisconsin is debris burning," Ron Schneider said, a fire specialist with the Wisconsin DNR. Schneider knows how fast fires can get out of control. "I have literally gone to forest fires in people's back yards," Schneider said. "They're standing at their fire pit with a garden hose in their hand. Fires are unpredictable when the weather doesn't cooperate.