The relatively low amount of reported grass fires in the area this summer have area fire departments thankful, but still advising people to be vigilant if any outdoor burning or campfires are being done. Brussels-Union-Gardner Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wautier says the excessively wet spring and summer has meant fewer calls for out-of-control fires in southern Door County.
Wautier adds that most of the fire department calls this summer have been for vehicle accidents on the highway with the increase in traffic. He strongly recommends that if you start any fire outside be sure to always be present.
Keep in mind the wind conditions when burning and always fully extinguish any fire before leaving the area, according to Wautier.