Burn Ban Over In Some Areas

On the heels of Smokey Bear's 68th birthday, fire control officials at the Wisconsin DNR lifted emergency burning restrictions this morning in portions of Jackson, Juneau and Monroe counties that are within Department of Natural Resources protection areas.

Catherine Koele, Wildfire Prevention Specialist says that over the last several weeks, vegetation has started to green again and this is what we have been waiting for. Despite the recent precipitation, drought conditions will continue in much of central and southern Wisconsin. Fire control officials stress that the fire danger changes daily and it's important to check with local fire officials before conducting any outdoor burning.

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