By Paul Schmitt
Although California firefighters are currently battling some 16 wildfires, the Door Peninsula has avoided dealing with many outdoor fires this summer. Brussels-Union-Gardner Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wautier says the southern part of Door County has been getting just enough rain to reduce the chances of fires breaking out.
According to Enviroweather, most areas of Door County received the average rainfall for the month of July of 2.5 inches. Wautier still cautions people to make sure all campfires are extinguished completely and that any outside burning is done in a controlled setting with the proper permit acquired.