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Wildfire Burns Uninhabited Island In Saginaw Bay

FAIRHAVEN TOWNSHIP (AP) – A wildfire has burned roughly one-third of an uninhabited island in Saginaw Bay.

The Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe reports the fire burned Tuesday and Wednesday at Heisterman Island, located a few miles off Huron County’s Fairhaven Township.

Members of the Fairhaven Township Fire Department couldn’t get to the scene, so they monitored the blaze from shore and kept in touch with the state Department of Natural Resources. Rain mostly put out the fire, and the DNR estimates that about 130 acres of the 400-acre island burned.

The cause of the blaze wasn’t known. The island located about 100 miles north of Detroit is used by hunters, anglers and campers.

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