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DNR asks people not to burn at this time; wildfire season at its peakSubmitted: 05/15/2019
Adriana Michelle
Adriana Michelle
Up North @4 Producer/Anchor
amichelle@wjfw.com

DNR asks people not to burn at this time; wildfire season at its peak
RHINELANDER - You see the bright orange or yellow signs quite easily this time of year for good reason: fire danger sits quite high right now.

Dead vegetation from last year is drying out now that the snow has cleared, which put forests at risk. 

DNR Wildfire prevention specialist Catherine Koele hopes people not burn anything at this time. 

There's a way to do so if it's absolutely necessary.  

"The DNR does require burning permits," said Koele. "Burning permits are free...they just tell you if you can or can't burn in a given day."

Koele said anything that can cause a spark can cause a wildfire. 

It's better just to wait until things become less dry and more green. 





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