Outdoor Fires Banned

Department of Natural Resources wildfire officials are taking precautions. All existing burning permits have been canceled including burn barrels and no new permits are being issued in the DNR-managed intensive protection areas of Adams, Juneau, Wood, Eau Claire, Clark, Jackson, Monroe, Marinette and northern Oconto counties.
Fire control officials stress that further fire protection actions may be taken if drought-like conditions continue. Until overall drought conditions improve, citizens are cautioned that even if rain does occur, fuels dry rapidly and high fire danger conditions will quickly return, sometimes in only a few hours.