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DNR issues Red Flag Warning for Waupaca County

Waupaca County is under a DNR Red Flag Warning from 1-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3.

Extreme Fire Danger Sunday, Sept. 3

Waupaca County is one of 22 counties in southwestern and central Wisconsin under a Red Flag Warning.

The state Department of Natural Resources and the National Weather Service issued the warning for 1-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3.

A Red Flag Warning is issued when a variety of weather factors come together to create hazardous wildland fire conditions. Hot temperatures, low humidity, gusty winds and exceptionally dry vegetation from ongoing drought are anticipated and can result in catastrophic fires.

The DNR will prohibit burning with all DNR-issued burn permits where the DNR has burn restriction authority. The DNR is asking the public to be especially careful with any activities that could potentially throw sparks and lead to a wildland fire.

If you’ve had a fire of any sort in the last couple of days, please be sure to check to ensure they are properly extinguished, according to a DNR press release.

Campfires, ashes from fireplaces, outdoor grills, smoking, chainsaws, off-road vehicles or other small engines have the potential to throw a spark, ignite a fire and spread quickly. Please use extreme caution until the fire weather and dry conditions improve.

A fire danger of Extreme means wildfires start easily, spread furiously, burn intensely and are very difficult to control.

Other affected counties include Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Green Lake, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Marquette, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Trempealeau, Vernon, Waushara and Wood counties.

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