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DNR urges caution with the return of wildfire season
​Due to the unseasonable warm weather and the low moisture conditions, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is requiring burning permits in DNR Protection areas. Permits are free and can be obtained from your local Emergency Fire Warden. Please contact 1-888-947-2876 or on the internet at and enter the keyword "fire" to obtain a permit. Restrictions can change daily, so it is still necessary to call the toll-free number or visit the DNR website on the days you intend to burn to be advised of any restrictions, even if you already hold a permit. For more information please visit