Wisconsin DNR: much of La Crosse area under “very high” fire danger

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, much of the La Crosse viewing area is under a “very high” fire danger.

The DNR says a high pressure system is bringing dry and windy conditions in parts of the state. Officials say fires can start and quickly spread in these conditions. They are asking Wisconsin residents to avoid burning this weekend.

The DNR has responded to 265 wildfires this year burning more than 440 acres, according to the release.

Vernon and Crawford counties are under a “high” fire danger. The remaining counties in the area are classified as “very high.”

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