On Monday, April 5, Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency due to the “elevated wildfire conditions in the state.”
Just a couple days before, on Friday, April 2, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) suspended debris burning in 43 counties, including all of the north. Statewide, there have already been more than 320 wildfires burning over 1,400 acres. Over the weekend, a 30-acre fire erupted to the west in the Washburn County Town of Trego.