After 5 days of fighting the massive fire that burned through 2,500 acres of pine forest in Northern Michigan, fire crews have come very close to fully containing it.
The DNR believes that a lighting strike on May 11th ignited the fire that burned through Montmorency and Cheboygan counties in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Fortunately, the area was sparsely populated and there were no fatalities. The only damage to property was a shed, and one privately owned vehicle.
Drones are being used to locate and eliminate remaining hot spots within the containment area. The public is advised to stay on the roads if travelling through the area to avoid hot spots and snags, which are the trees that can fall over without warning.