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Walker Declares State Of Emergency Due To Wildfire Risk

Antigo, WI, United States / AntigoRadio.com
Walker Declares State Of Emergency Due To Wildfire Risk

Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency as the state faces heightened wildlife conditions.
Walker issued an executive order Wednesday directing all state agencies to assist with potential wildfire response and recovery efforts. The order also directs the Wisconsin National Guard to help the state Department of Resources pre-position firefighting equipment as necessary and authorizes the National Guard to call personnel to active duty.
According to the DNR’s website, so far this year Wisconsin has seen 409 wildfires that have consumed about 467 acre. The agency says fire danger is high in far northwestern and northern Wisconsin.

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