Wildfire Season Arriving Early, Warns Department of Natural Resources

  • Source: WTAQ-AM 1360 Green Bay
  • Published: 02/27/2024 12:00 AM

Fire danger is high across Wisconsin, the state Department of Natural Resources warns. Northeast Wisconsin hasn’t seen several inches of snow depth since Jan. 31. Add to that a nearly bone-dry February, and you get weather concerns for our region. “We are under elevated fire conditions and this is a result of warmer temperatures, low humidity, breezy conditions and then coupled with very dry vegetation,” said Catherine Koele, wildfire prevention specialist with the Wisconsin DNR. Koele said it’s not uncommon for the state to be under fire danger, but it usually happens in the spring — not this early. “It typically starts in the south and we usually kind of plan about that mid-March, late March in the southern part and then progressively moves north and it’s usually kind of wrapped up by Memorial Day.”


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