DNR: 36 wildfires burned over 100 acres across Wisconsin on Saturday
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said there were 36 fires that burned over 100 acres across the state on Saturday, March 20.
Officials say five structures were burned and several more were threatened.
35 wildfires burned over 100 acres across the state today. Windy, dry, and mild weather is expected again Sunday, which will keep the fire danger high to very high statewide. pic.twitter.com/pIph4hN7Bk— Sam Kuffel (@SamKuffelWx) March 21, 2021
The DNR reminds residents that fire danger remains high across the state this weekend.
Sunday's forecast calls for continued critical fire weather, including warmer temperatures and gusty southerly winds, according to officials.
The leading cause of Wisconsin's wildfires is burning debris, which caused 47% of those fires this year.
DNR officials say 60% of all annual wildfires in Wisconsin occur in March, April and May alone.