Red flag warning: Extreme fire risk in Walworth County

WALWORTH COUNTY — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning today for Walworth County, Saturday, May 1, 2021, due to extreme fire danger.

The warning includes these counties:

Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Lafayette, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Rock, Sauk, St. Croix, Vernon, Walworth, Waupaca and Wood counties.

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing critical weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including strong winds, warm temperatures and very low humidity.

Report fires early by calling 911 immediately. Check daily fire danger, wildfire reports and burning restrictions online here.

Fire control officials are on high alert across the entire state this weekend, including pre-positioning equipment for rapid response. The DNR has four contract tanker planes and access to the Wisconsin Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopters with bucket capability for fire suppression from the air.

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Walworth County Community News