Governor Tony Evers has declared a State of Emergency for all of Wisconsin in response to elevated wildfire conditions.
“Our first priority is protecting the people of Wisconsin and this executive order helps us control existing wildfires and use all available state assets to prevent new ones from starting,” Gov. Evers said. “With the Wisconsin National Guard, we’ll have the resources we need to appropriately assist in potential wildfire response and recovery efforts.”
Over 150 wildfires have already happened in Wisconsin DNR protection areas this year, with the largest fire being 234 acres in Juneau County on Saturday. That fire required aerial assistance, according to Gov. Evers.