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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.

Map pin with fire symbol

Use our fire management dashboards to see detailed information about real-time and historic wildfires and prescribed fires in Wisconsin.

Tap the thumbnail
to use the map
for more information
regarding fire danger.

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


Map pin with flame icon

See detailed information about real-time and historic wildfires and prescribed fires in Wisconsin.

Get a burning permit

Obtain a free burning permit online or call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876).

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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