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Spring wildfire season arrives; annual burning permit required
By News-Review Staff

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials remind area residents that as spring arrives and the ground loses its snow cover, the spring wildfire season  also returns.

DNR Forester/Ranger Jamie Remme of the Eagle River Ranger Station said 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.

“Keep in mind people burning debris remains the number one cause of wildfires in Wisconsin,” said Remme. “Indeed, most wildfires can be prevented by using fire responsibly, understanding the dangers of fire and using alternatives other than burning.”

The DNR highly recommends recycling,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:03 PM

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