Statewide Planning Level is 1.
The National Preparedness Level is 2.
If it's predictable, it's preventable: Wildfire Prevention Week 2018
This Wildfire Prevention Week (April 15-21), the Department of Natural Resources encourages people to look past the late-season snow and start getting ready for wildfire season. Full story
Burning permits are required in areas that are snow free. As snow is received, counties are lifting burning permit requirements. **When the ground is snow-covered — by definition, when there is a continuous unbroken cover of snow 3 inches deep or more surrounding the immediate area of the fire, sufficient to keep the fire from spreading**.
Burning permits are currently required state-wide.
Check the links below for details.
Refer to the Burning Permits website or contact your local DNR office or Sheriff's Office for updated information concerning burning permits.
The DNR advises anyone doing burning to keep burn piles small, have a water supply nearby, and stay with the fire until it is completely out. If the fire escapes, the homeowner is responsible for the damage and suppression costs.