Dry conditions could lead to increased fire risk
Wisconsin's typical fire season occurs in the spring, however, we can experience an increase of fires as the leaves fall and dry out
LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – Warmer temperatures, gusty winds, and dry vegetation have caused nearly 50 wildfires across the state this previous week.
Wisconsin’s typical fire season occurs in the spring, however, we can experience an increase of fires as the leaves fall and dry out.
There are much safer ways to dispose of leaves like composting or taking them to a transfer site, even leave them in the woods for wildlife habitat.
If you do choose to burn the leaves, following safety regulations is key.
“If you’re going to choose to burn, the first thing is to know the current fire danger and obtain proper burning permits. Check with your local fire officials before you conduct any burning, and follow the rules on those permits,” said Catherine Koele, a Wildfire Prevention Specialist
For more information, you can visit the DNR website.