Fire danger levels elevated in Door and Kewaunee counties

The combination of gusty winds, low humidity, and dry conditions are causing local fire departments to be on high alert. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued the elevated warning on Monday that put much of the state, including Door and Kewaunee counties, in the very high fire danger category. Although it is still a step below the extreme fire danger level, both Door and Kewaunee counties were at the high level entering the weekend. Permits are required if you plan on burning in a DNR-protected area. A property owner in the Town of Nasewaupee found out this weekend when the Southern Door Fire Department responded to a call of a brush fire on County MM on Saturday. The department was forced to put out the fire because the property owner did not have a permit.

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