Weather Forecast


Wildfire danger high in Wisconsin

As the Labor Day weekend approaches, most of Wisconsin is considered dry to severely dry according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

That has the Department of Natural Resources warning us about the danger for wildfires.

Officials say more than 98 percent of all wildfires are caused by people.

And if you think the recent cooler temps and a threat of frost in some parts helped to minimize the risk, think again.

Those factors actually make the fire danger worse. Regan says frost and cooler temps cause plant life to die, and dead vegetation is more flammable.

As warmer temps dry out the vegetation, the fire danger goes up.