Wildfire Danger Remains High in Central Wisconsin

DNR responded to nearly 50 wildfires in the past week



MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Sunday for 12 counties in central Wisconsin as the danger of wildfires remained high.

A red flag warning is issued when the combination of warm weather, low humidity and gusty winds create dangerous wildfire conditions. The warning covered Jackson, La Crosse, Trempealeau, Monroe, Juneau, Adams, Marquette, Waushara, Wood, Portage, Waupaca and Green Lake counties.

The DNR said much of Wisconsin continues to be in very high to extreme fire danger. Counties south of the red flag area have similar conditions, but the agency says vegetation there is greening up.

DNR officials expect continued dry, elevated fire conditions heading into Monday, with a chance of rain forecast for Tuesday.

The DNR responded to nearly 50 wildfires in the past week.

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