GREEN BAY - From flooding concerns, to fire dangers, it didn't take long for things to change in parts of Northeast Wisconsin this spring.
And the Department of Natural Resources says conditions can deteriorate rapidly.
The DNR rates most of our area at either a moderate or high risk for a wildfire.
Overall, officials say it's been quite an odd spring.
"I've been doing this for 33 years and I've never seen a fire season quite like this one," explained DNR District Forestry Leader Curt Wilson. "This time last year we had 400 wildfires in this district, and haven't had 100 yet."
Wilson says normally wildfire season in Wisconsin would be drawing to a close by now. However this year as we begin May, it's just getting started.
Latest reports show the state is split into three fire danger regions: low, moderate and high fire danger.
And while you may think the wet spring would cancel out any fire risk, officials say that's just not the case.
"Even though the low areas are wet, if you look out over those low areas, it's brown and that's what burns," Wilson said.
And conditions can change rapidly. That's why the DNR says anyone working outside should be aware of the fire risk.
"You know, we still have some cooler temperatures at night, so you got to be careful with ashes you dump from your woodstove and or you leave campfires or debris fires, really you should know the fire danger," explained DNR Wildfire Prevention Specialist Catherine Koele.
Officials say most of the fires this time of year are from debris burns.
However, with opening weekend for inland fishing just a few days away, the DNR says those headed outdoors need to watch their campfires.
"Just be aware. You are responsible for your fire and by that you're responsible for the suppression costs or the damage your fires do," Wilson said.
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