MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
and the National Weather Service have put most of the state under a
“red flag warning,” meaning there is a high risk for forest
fires.
     Burn restrictions have been put in place for nearly all of
Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports it’s the first
time in years that the warning has been issued for nearly all of
the state.
     Racine County has issued a no burn order through Monday.
     The DNR says a red flag warning is issued when wind, temperature
and humidity combine to produce an extreme fire risk.
     Officials are urging extreme caution in all outdoor activities.
(Information in the following story is from: Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com)