NORTHWOODS - You can help prevent a wildfire by cleaning your yard this Saturday. May 2nd is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, a day set aside for communities to lower their fire risk across the country.
"The Northwoods is certainly prone to wildfire as we all know, especially this time of year," explained DNR Wildfire Specialist Catherine Koele. "Little things like cleaning up around your yard, cleaning pine needles out of gutters, and raking up around your yard really can make the difference on how your home would survive if a wildfire were to come into your community."
Fire experts say the fire threat is typically highest during springtime months. The fire danger is currently very high for most counties north central Wisconsin. If you start a fire, you'll likely pay for the cost of putting it out.