Forestry officials suggest caution with fireworks
By: Amy Luebke, DNR
Each year the use of both legal and illegal fireworks causes wildfires in Wisconsin. Anyone using legal fireworks should do so only in a clear area away from buildings, vehicles and shrubbery and should have water or a fire extinguisher handy. Remember that wildfires can occur anytime the ground is not snow covered. Make sure you are aware of your local weather conditions and plan accordingly. Fireworks can cause wildfires. Don’t let your fun turn into flames!