current fire danger and burning permit restrictions.
an annual burning permit.
an emergency fire warden.

Business Emergency Fire Wardens

Emergency fire wardens issue handwritten annual burning permits at no-cost to individuals wishing to burn legal materials in DNR protection areas.

Burning permits can also be obtained over the phone by calling 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) or emailed instantly by applying for an online burning permit. Then, on the day of the burn, simply call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) or check online for the daily burning restrictions.

For a complete list of businesses who serve as emergency fire wardens, please select a county below:


Contact Information
For more information, contact:
Mike Warnke
Forest Fire and Law Enforcement Section Chief
Last revised: Friday, October 17, 2014