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Burning permits required as wildfire season starts

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Ranger Jamie Remme recently reminded area residents to exercise caution with debris burning as spring wildfire season approaches.

“When the snow melts, it exposes dead vegetation which dries out quickly with sunny and windy days, thus making it vulnerable to wildfires before other vegetation greens up,” said Remme, who added that people remain the No. 1 cause of wildfires in the state.

“Indeed, most wildfires can be prevented by using fire responsibly, understanding dangers of fire, and using alternatives other than burning,” said Remme.

The DNR recommended recycling, composting

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:20 PM

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