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Burning restrictions, wildfire and prescribed fire activity

If you don’t see a burning restrictions map, please call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876).

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Click a county to view today’s burning restrictions / fire danger.


Prior to burning have your written and signed annual burn permit.

Does your burn fall within DNR protection areas? Click (+) button in the top left map corner at least three times, (-) button zooms out.

Click a fire point to view information about that fire.



Learn more about the benefits of prescribed fire.

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regarding fire danger.

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to use the map
for more information
regarding wildfire and
prescribed burn activity.


Fire danger sign

These signs display the current fire danger rating at many Ranger Stations throughout the state.

Get a burning permit

Obtain a free burning permit online or call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876). You can also visit an emergency fire warden or DNR office to get a permit in-person.

Questions about burning? Contact a DNR fire control dispatch office [PDF].

Prescribed burning

Prescribed burns are conducted to maintain the integrity of fire-dependent environments by reducing invasive plant species, stimulating wildflowers and grasses, controlling brush and improving habitat for local wildlife.

Learn more about the benefits of prescribed fire.

Additional resources

For more information about burning, check out the resources below.

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