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Contact Information
For information on fire and fuels intelligence, contact:
Eric Martin
Forest fire prevention specialist

Fire and fuels intelligence

The Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact (GLFFC) members developed the Great Lakes Fire and Fuels [exit DNR] site in conjunction with the University of Utah/MesoWest. This site was created to provide a comprehensive fire danger rating system, using the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) to assist the fire fighters and fire managers with fire planning on a day to day basis. The system provides both tabular and geographical displays to give the user a true picture of current and forecasted conditions using point and gridded data.

Fire weather forecasts

The National Weather Service releases a fire weather forecast each morning and afternoon. Forecasts are suspended during winter months after snowfall.

  • Northwest Wisconsin [exit DNR]
    Counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn.
  • Northeast Wisconsin [exit DNR]
    Counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood.
  • West Central Wisconsin [exit DNR]
    Counties: Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk and St. Croix.
  • Southwest & Northcentral Wisconsin [exit DNR]
    Counties: Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon, Clark, Taylor, Adams and Juneau.
  • Southeast Wisconsin [exit DNR]
    Counties: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Kenosha, Lafayette, Marquette, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.

In addition to fire weather forecasts, many other sources of weather and forest-fuel related information exist that can help firefighters prepare for and predict what fire behavior to expected on a given day. The Northland Fire Monitor page contains links to some of these resources, as well as long-term forecasts for Wisconsin.

Last revised: Wednesday November 27 2019