Fire danger is very high in central Wisconsin counties

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Burning permits have been suspended today throughout central Wisconsin because of very high fire danger.

This means burning in barrels, debris piles and in grass or wooded areas with a DNR annual permit is prohibited today.

Although campfires are not forbidden they are discouraged. The state Department of Natural Resources is asking all individuals to use extreme caution with any kind of outdoor fire or ignition source, such as a hot muffler in a vehicle taken off road or any kind of discarded smoking materials.

Counties where burning permits are suspended today include Marathon, Menominee, Shawano, Wood, Portage, Waupaca, Juneau, Adams, Waushara, Marquette and Green Lake.

For the latest information on permits and burning restrictions, individuals can go to the DNR homepage at and type “fire” in the search box.

The DNR’s Incident Management Team in Wisconsin Rapids is on alert and firefighting resources have been mobilized. Spotter planes are on standby. Fire observation towers are staffed.

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