wildfires http://wxpr.org en DNR Says Big Fire An Accident http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-says-big-fire-accident <P>DNR law enforcement officials have identified the owner of the land where the Germann Road Fire originated as well as the logging operation responsible for unintentionally igniting the fire.<FONT face="Times New Roman"> </FONT></P> <P>On Tuesday, May 14, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a nearly 8,000 acre wildfire devastated the Townships of Gordon and Highland in Douglas County. Forty-seven structures were lost; 17 of those were homes. The fire was declared 100 percent contained as of 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Fri, 17 May 2013 22:09:14 +0000 Ken Krall 2359 at http://wxpr.org Fire Danger Remains High; Officials Warn Against Burning http://wxpr.org/post/fire-danger-remains-high-officials-warn-against-burning <p>The DNR says that wildfire which burned more than nine thousand acres in Douglas and Bayfield counties is northern Wisconsin's biggest forest fire in nearly 33 years.</p><p>DNR Wildfire Prevention Specialist Catherine Koele says conditions are perfect for fire...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><p><i><u>"....we all became a little complacent with all the snow and rain we've had. We thought fire season would sneak by us ....(the fire) consumed about 9,000 acres and 47 structures..."</u></i></p><p> </p> Thu, 16 May 2013 14:35:46 +0000 Ken Krall 2267 at http://wxpr.org Fire Danger Remains High; Officials Warn Against Burning