Evers declares state of emergency for wildfire conditions

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Governor Evers declared a state of emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions in the state.

The governor says with nearly the entire state experiencing high or very high fire risk, protecting Wisconsinites is a top priority. The DNR has requested wildfire suppression support from the National Guard due to the fire danger.

There have already been more than 320 wildfires reported in Wisconsin so far this year, burning over 1,400 acres.

Fire officials anticipate a slightly longer than average fire season due to early snow melting around the state.

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