Fire Danger High in the U.P.

The recent rains and precipitation across the Upper Peninsula played a vital role in keeping fire danger down for most of last week.

However, conditions are ‘just right’ for a warm and dry spring and that means a big concern about the fire danger.

The Department of Natural Resources has fire danger listed as “very high” in many areas of the U.P..

The high winds and dry weather, combined with low humidity, make these dangerous conditions.

Burn permits are not being issued right now.

The National Weather Service has red flagged a large portion of the U.P. as well.

Red flagging is the highest warning level issued by the Weather Service in regards to fire danger.

Alger, Delta and most of the eastern counties of the U.P. are currently under the ‘red flag’ warning.