Wildfires are a huge threat heading into the weekend

By KBJR News 1

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Wildfires are a huge threat heading into the weekend

April 11, 2014 Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM CST

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Wisconsin DNR says spotty showers that fell in some areas of the state Friday did nothing to stop the ongoing threat of wild fires.

This week a handful of wild fires broke out in Wisconsin. Low humidity, combined with warm temperatures and strong winds make for fire conditions. The DNR recommends you do not burn anything outside until conditions improve across the state.

The DNR has suspended burning permits in several counties; regardless, firefighters are continuing to respond to numerous residential debris piles or situations where people are not complying with permits.

The DNR can issue citations to people who are burning something but do not have proper burning permits.

The DNR further says anyone found responsible for causing a wildfire on state, federal or private lands is liable for all suppression costs and damages associated with that fire.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com

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