Emergency Burning Restriction for Northwest Wisconsin to Take Effect Today
Due to the current extreme dry conditions and high volume of wind blow from last summer's severe storms, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has placed emergency burning restrictions in portions of Burnett, Douglas, Polk and Washburn Counties in northwest Wisconsin. The prohibition includes: combustible material in a burn pile or burn barrel; campfires with the exception of developed camping areas within a metal fire ring; smoking a cigar, cigarette, or pipe except within an enclosed vehicle or building; outdoor disposal of ashes, charcoal briquette, matches or any burning material; and all fireworks. It is critical that all residents and visitors adhere to these restrictions in order to help prevent further disaster and economic loss in the region. For more information and to see a detailed map of the affected area, please visit http://dnr.wi.gov.