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current fire danger and burning permit restrictions.
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current wildfire activity.
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the wildfire risk of your property.
Contact information
For more information, contact:
Catherine Koele
Forest fire prevention specialist
715-356-5211 x208

Wildfire causes

Wildfires pose a serious threat to public safety, property and our natural resources. Over 98% of all wildfires in Wisconsin are caused by people. Knowing the common fire causes, understanding the conditions under which fires can start and spread and taking appropriate action can greatly increase your chances of preventing an unwanted fire.


Sticks, leaves, and branches on fire, being blown around by the wind.

DEBRIS BURNING

It's your responsibility
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ATV spinning its tires causing the nearby grass to catch on fire.

EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES

Spark your knowledge
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Campfire at a campsite surrounded by rocks being blown by the wind.

CAMPFIRES

Drown, stir and feel
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Bottle rocket being lit and throwing sparks into the nearby grass causing a fire.

FIREWORKS

Celebrate with caution
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Picking up hot ashes and putting them into a metal container to prevent the nearby vegetation from catching fire.

WOOD HEAT DEVICES

Stay warm, but know the risks
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Matches, cigarettes, railroads, and powerlines.

OTHER COMMON CAUSES

An ounce of prevention
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Last revised: Friday April 13 2018