wildfires http://wxpr.org en DNR Warns of Wildfire Risk http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-warns-wildfire-risk <p>As snow cover lessens, fire danger increases.&nbsp; The DNR has designated this week as “Wildfire Prevention Week” to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Germann Road Fire that burned more that 7000 acres in Douglas County last May. &nbsp;</p><p>Wildfire Prevention specialist Catherine Koele&nbsp;says the highest risk for fire comes after the snow melts and before things green up.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:11:06 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17380 at http://wxpr.org 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