Crews battling 2,000-acre wildfire in Northern Michigan
UPDATE: Lightning caused 2,300-acre wildfire in Northern Michigan, officials say
Crews in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties are currently battling a wildfire estimated to already have burned approximately 2,000 acres.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighters and local partners are fighting what has been dubbed the “Blue Lakes Fire”. The fire was discovered at approximately 12:40 p.m. Friday, May 13, and so far has caused the evacuation of 13 people from the Black River Ranch.
No structures have been lost and no other evacuations had taken place as of Friday night, DNR spokesperson Kerry Heckman said.
“The fire is fueled by a mix of jack pine, mixed pine and grasses, with a very large smoke plume visible from miles away,” Heckman said.
The National Weather Service in Gaylord noted that the …
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