Door, Kewaunee Counties remain wildfire risks

Door, Kewaunee Counties remain wildfire risks

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is stressing vigilance as much of the state remains in mid to very high fire danger this week, according to the latest fire danger index. Door and Kewaunee County follow suit with the rest of northeast Wisconsin, being in the high fire danger category. The DNR also reported that burning debris is the leading cause of Wisconsin’s wildfires and have even been attributed to forty percent of the state’s wildfires this year. The DNR will also be paying attention to high-risk areas as they point out the peak of fire season is near. So far 556 wildfires have been reported in the state this year. 

Residents are urged to check fire danger and burning restrictions as they can change on a daily basis. Below is Friday’s fire danger index from the DNR as well as tips for those who choose to burn. 


  • Obtain proper burning permits from DNR
  • Check fire restrictions before burning
  • Make sure fires out before leaving
  • Put off burning a debris pile until the vegetation “greens up.”

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