Protecting your family and property doesn’t just happen inside your home. What you do outside – in your back yard or out in the woods – can be just as critical, especially with the dry conditions in southern Wisconsin this spring.


On average, grilling causes 8,800 home fires each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Not only that, a wildfire last month in southern California was started by an unattended cooking fire. Careless grilling can have consequences beyond your own back yard. Consider these tips from the NFPA before you fire up the grill.


It is wildfire season here in Wisconsin and across the country. In 2014, there were 63,000 wildfires in the U.S. that burned over 3.5 million acres. In addition to burned land, wildfires can cause significant property loss. While some wildfires are started by lightning, sparks from a railroad car or other things beyond your control, there are steps you can take to help prevent wildfires according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).