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Outdoor burning discouraged with dry spell

With the extremely dry weather conditions throughout the area, local firefighters are hoping residents will take extra care when experiencing the great outdoors.  Brussels-Union-Gardner Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wautier says his department has not issued a burning ban yet but warns people that grass fires can start very quickly.



Northern Door County experienced several fires earlier this spring. Wautier says southern Door County has been a little more fortunate.  He recommends that residents hold off on requesting burning permits until the area gets more substantial rainfall.  As far as the use of campfires, Wautier advises people to take the extra time to make sure the embers and coals are completely extinguished and to never leave a fire unattended.  Door and Kewaunee counties were listed under a “moderate” danger warning this week, according to the DNR updated Fire Danger Map.

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