Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fire Danger no burning!

Bayfield once had a fire tower off of HWY J which was dismanteled. I recalled visiting the tower just before it was removed. I'll not mention if we climbed it or not because it was posted.
Many fire towers are still located in the Chequamegon National Forest. They were built in the 1930's by the CCC workers. Wisconsin still has a great deal of these towers and they are manned and still used.
This from the AP Wire:
The Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday issued one guideline for burning: Don't.
The fire danger in most of Wisconsin is rated "very high," from Grant to Bayfield counties. Burning in barrels, debris piles, grass or wooded areas, even with an annual permit, is prohibited. Campfires are strongly discouraged, the DNR advised.
The fire danger is highest throughout central, western and northern Wisconsin. Melting snow left behind a large amount of dry leaves, grasses, branches and twigs that fuel wildfires.
Burning permits are suspended in Sawyer, Washburn, Rusk, Barron, Taylor, Polk, Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, Langlade, Price, Forest, Florence, Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland and Iron counties.

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