MARQUETTE COUNTY (AP) – A fire that may have started with a lightning strike days back continues to burn in the central Upper Peninsula in a forest north of Ishpeming.

The fire covers about 60 acres in Marquette County near the Dead River Basin. The area is about 10 miles north of Ishpeming.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says scattered rain may have helped slow down the blaze, which firefighters have been battling since Friday. Authorities say a lightning strike earlier in July may have started the fire, which then flared up with strong winds Friday.

The fire has been considered contained since Saturday afternoon but continues to burn.  There’s no estimate of when it will be fully extinguished.


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