- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency to deal with elevated wildfire conditions.

Walker issued the declaration Monday. It calls on all state agencies to assist in potential wildlife response and recovery efforts.

It also authorizes the Wisconsin National Guard’s adjutant general to call units to active duty as needed to help emergency management officials and the state Department of Natural Resources fight wildfires.

According to the DNR’s website Monday fire danger was considered low in every Wisconsin county.

Walker’s office said in a news release announcing the declaration, however, that much of the state has experienced abnormally dry weather that’s expected to continue through May. The declaration itself said the DNR has asked the National Guard for help pre-positioning fire equipment.



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