(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says weather conditions will create an increased risk of wildfire this weekend.
"Much of the state is very dry and fire danger will grow as temperatures rise over the weekend," DNR fire specialist Jeff Vasher said in a press release.
Before burning yard waste, the DNR says to check to see if burning is permitted in your area.
Burn permits in the southern Lower Peninsula are issued by local fire departments and government offices.
In the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, residents can check the map at Michigan.gov/BurnPermit to see if debris/open burning is permitted in their counties. Composting is an alternative to burning that can be used any time regardless of weather conditions.