DULUTH, MN– It’s getting to be that time of the year once again where we talk about fire danger.
Levels had peaked in the high range on Friday for parts of the area, including Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer counties.
Luckily, some moderate to heavy rain Sunday into Monday brought the fire danger down into the low category as of Monday morning according to the Wisconsin DNR.
The Minnesota DNR reported moderate fire danger across Koochiching and Itasca counties, with high fire danger levels in Pine County.
Most Minnesota counties are reporting low fire danger, with moderate levels across northwestern Minnesota, and high levels for Pine County and the Twin Cities area.
In Wisconsin, all of northern Wisconsin is listed as having low fire danger, with moderate levels for Rusk, Price and Oneida counties.
All other counties in the state are at high or very high levels, with the worst across southern Wisconsin.
Parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are also reporting low fire danger, while the lower peninsula is reporting higher levels of danger.
When fire danger levels are high, fires can start and spread rather quickly if the conditions are prime and people are not careful, whether that is burning brush, having a campfire or not disposing their cigarettes properly.