Wildfire Report for April 25, 2019


Last week 72 wildfires burned 177 acres in DNR Protection Areas;. Half of the fires were caused by debris burning (brush and leaf piles, burn barrel use, burning household trash and broadcast burning).  Other minor causes included campfires, equipment, power line and improper ash disposal. Forty buildings were threatened by wildfires but saved by fire suppression actions; four were destroyed.


The DNR wants to remind everyone to be careful with anything that can start a wildfire when you’re out fishing, hunting, camping, doing yard work, or looking for mushrooms. Fire danger can vary greatly from one day to the next this time of the year, depending on weather and dryness of the vegetation. Check this site for current statewide fire danger and burning permit restrictions: dnr.wi.gov (search ‘fire danger’).


Firewise Tip: Wondering if your home is in an area at risk for wildfire? Go through our checklist and find out. 


Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, April 22 at 7PM at Town Hall.

Everyone is invited.

You will hear from all departments as to the status of the town business.

2nd Alarm Annual Fish & Smelt Fry

2nd Alarm Annual Fish and Smelt Fry will take place on Friday, May 3 from 5PM till gone.

Tickets may be purchased from any 2nd Alarm member and at the door the night of the evnt.

All proceeds go to help the Town of Jackson Volunteer Firefighters.

Board of Review

The Biard of Review will take place on Thursday, May 16 from 5:30-7:30PM at Town Hall.


Open Book will take place on May 9 at Town Hall on Thursday, May 9 from 5:30-7:30PM.

Steve Nordquist, Town Assessor will be available to answer questions about your assessed value.


WITC Fire/EMS Explorer Club is focused on career exploration for girls and boys 12-13 year olds (clubs) adn 14-18 year olds (posts) are invited to join. . This will be  a summer camp only that will meet at our local fire department.

The purpose is to:
-Interest WITC area youth in joining volunteer ro career Fire/EMS orgnizations when they are old enough.
-Interest youth in joining a current year-round Fire Post.
-Educate youth regarding knowledge and skills needed for success in the occupation of firefighting and EMS.
-Develop leadership skill necessary for success as a firefighter/EMT.
-Have fun

Fired Up For The Future
DATE/TIME: Sunday, Agust 11 at 3PM-Thursday, August 15 at 2PM
BSA Camp Phillips, Haugen, WI
COST: Tuition will be under $125 with limited scholarships available.

Girls and bys entering 7th-12th grade won’t want to miss WITC’s first ever Explorer Post 343 Firefighting/EMS/Leadership camp. Experience the life of a firefighter and emergency medical responder (EMT) in this 5 day overnigh in-resdience adventure!

For more information contact Joel Drahos-Fire Chief -Town of Jackson by leaving a message at Town Hall for him to call you back.



Town of Jackson Ammended ATV-UTV Ordinance

The following routes are designatedd all-terrain (and utility vehichle) routes in the town:

Mallard Lake Road, Sewall Road, Alden Road, Clear Sky Road, Greeder Road, Pratt Road, Greer Road, Leef ROad, Overland Trailway, Sweger Road, Sieben Road, Ham Lake Road, Mail Road, Eagle Lake Road, Lang Road, Deer Path Road, Shore Road, Chalet Roadd, Three Mile Road, Loon Creek Trail, Kilkare Road, Bonner Lake Road, Voyager Road, Treasure Island Road, Treasure Island Trailway, Treasure Island Court, Treasure Island Drive, Whispering Pines Road, Loon Lake Road, Meyers Road, Ford Road, Moro Road, Fos Ridige Road from Count C to Morningstart. Morning Star Drive, Bushey Road, Fox Road, Thompson Road, Thompson Bay Road, Moser Road, Pope Road, Skylight Road, Green Trail.

Additonal restrictions:

All ATV AND UTV routes in the Town of Jackson are closed from April 1 to the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. (Burnett County Forest trails are also closed during this time) THIS PARAGRAPH IS DELETED FROM THE ORIGINAL ORDINANCE.