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April 10, 2012

MADISON -- Spring wildfire season is underway in Wisconsin. Recent warm and windy days have contributed to roughly 370 wildfires burning more than 900 acres throughout Wisconsin this year alone. Department of Natural Resources fire officials urge residents and visitors to use extreme caution before engaging in any outdoor activities with the potential for wildfire.

Every spring, the DNR develops various fire prevention outreach tools in hopes of preventing these unwanted, human-caused wildfires. This season brings a catchy tune that can be downloaded at no cost.

For the most up-to-date fire danger conditions and other fire safe information, visit the DNR website and search keyword "fire."

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Koele, DNR wildfire prevention specialist - 608.266.2359 or Bill Cosh, DNR spokesperson - 608-267-2773

Last Revised: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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