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Governor Declares “State Of Disaster” In 2 Upper Peninsula Counties

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LANSING (WWJ) – Governor Rick Snyder Friday night has formally declared a “state of disaster” in two Upper Peninsula counties in the wake of a fast-moving wildfire that has now consumed more than 20,000 acres.

Luce and Schoolcraft counties are in that disaster area — while an outdoor burning ban is also in effect for 49 Michigan counties.

Some popular tourist destinations, including Tahquamenon Falls, have been evacuated as a result of the wildfires.

Photo Gallery: Wildfires Wreak Havoc In Upper Peninsula

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