With more than nine-thousand acres burned in northern Wisconsin, fire fighters in Rock County are watching weather conditions closely. Milton Fire Chief Loren Lippincott says all the rain last month was desperately needed, but won't have much of an impact on the early season fire risks. He says part of the problem is a large amount of dead undergrowth left over from last summer's drought. He says things need to green up yet, and people need to be extremely careful with anything flammable. This is not a good time to have any type of large burn according to Lippincott. He adds municipalities also have rules about controlled burns residents need to remember.