Fire Danger Very High Across Michigan – Aug 2007

Currently on the MDNR homepage:

“Increasing drought conditions across Michigan have increased the fire danger to very high. Department of Natural Resources wildfire officials are asking outdoor enthusiasts to use caution with outdoor fires.”

Over the weekend erratic winds have fanned a fire to greater than 12,000 acres in the UP, just north of Tahquamenon Falls State Park. More here.

Update – 4th January 2008
On 29th August 2007 Michigan DNR reported the Sleeper Lake fire was 95% contained and at ~18,000 acres was the third largest fire in Michigan history.

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