How to protect your home in an emergency

The stakes could not be higher: When you have a tree or a dead animal in your backyard, you may want to take precautions.

Here are a few things you should do if you or someone you know is in need of help.

Read moreAt least four of the state’s eight counties are in the path of the largest wildfire in more than 50 years, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather service warned of the potential for heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 75 mph that could create flash flooding and landslides, especially in the areas surrounding Lake Huron and Lake Erie.

If you live in the state of Wisconsin, you should consider preparing to evacuate if you can.

A state of emergency was declared Monday after a major fire broke out in the western part of the country’s sixth-largest state.

The state of northern Wisconsin, home to about 9 million people, has a long history of wildfires.

There were at least four big ones during the 1920s, 1930s and 1950s.

One of them, the Lake Michigan Fire of 1951, caused $1.7 billion in damage.

The last major fire in Wisconsin was in 1999, causing more than $1 billion in damages.