By Tim Kowols
Two weeks after thirty inches of snow blanketed the area, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials are alerting counties like Door and Kewaunee to take extra caution when it comes to setting fires. With exception of two northern Wisconsin counties, the rest of the state is in an elevated level of fire danger due to high winds and dry conditions. Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht is asking people to understand that conditions can change very quickly and fire departments are available to answer questions.
Wet weather slated for Wednesday could cause the fire danger level to drop, but Hecht reminds people that fire permits are still required in many communities regardless.