Wildfire season is getting an early start in Wisconsin, thanks to the recent snow melt.
DNR Forester Ranger John Gillen in Rhinelander says April and May are typically the most active months for forest fires in Wisconsin.
“This year seems to be coming a little bit before that time, in March. And certainly my counterparts in the southern part of the state are already active in suppressing forest fires.”
Gillen says fire season in northern Wisconsin shouldn’t be far behind, if the warm weather continues.