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DNR: Avoid all outdoor burning this Labor Day weekend

SOUTHERN, CENTRAL Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to stay vigilant and avoid all outdoor burning this Labor Day weekend. The request comes due to elevated fire danger across southern and central Wisconsin. This includes campfires. Spike in wildfires Fireworks are a must-have for many at various celebrations. […]

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UPDATE Aug. 17: Canadian Wildfire 2023 Impact

UPDATED: Wildfire map, information The wildfires have consumed over 33.8 million acres of Canada’s landscape with 1,053 fires that continue to burn, causing severe air quality issues for much of the United States. According to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, the fires began in April this year. Air Quality Index The Wisconsin DNR provides […]

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Ongoing drought: DNR recommends a fireworks-free 4th of July

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging Wisconsinites to enjoy the Fourth of July, but without the fireworks, this year. The Great Lakes region of the U.S. is currently experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions. Fires will spread quickly and burn more intensely during a summer drought. Fire danger levels are mostly […]