Wisconsin’s governor has declared a state of emergency due to elevated wildfire conditions. Governor Tony Evers signed the executive order Monday after more than 320 wildfires have been reported so far this year. Evers says protected people from the “destructive dangers” of wildfires is a top priority. Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be helping local firefighters. Officials say the critical period for wildfires in Wisconsin normally lasts through May. The executive order allows the Army National Guard to use its Blackhawk helicopters to help battle the wildfires, providing assistance to the D-N-R and Wisconsin Emergency Management officials.

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