Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say burning permits remain suspended

  • Source: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay
  • Published: 05/15/2020 10:26 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on Friday that burning permits remain suspended for debris piles, barrels, and grass or wooded areas. DNR officials say as the continuation of this permit suspension is to ensure the public remains safe from potential wildfires. The department notes that the spring season is a critical time for wildfires in Wisconsin to happen. Natuaral Department officials confirm that the state has had nearly 130 wildfires in DNR protection areas in the month of May alone. DNR officials report that debris burning is the number one cause of these wildfires and the suspension of burning permits helps eliminate that source of ignition.


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