Duck Lake Fire
Michigan has planted more than 7 million seedlings on state forest land this spring to reforest land and protect wildlife.
The cost of fighting a roughly 33-square-mile fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is expected to rise to at least $3.5 million.
Roughly three weeks after it started with a lightning strike in the eastern Upper Peninsula’s Luce County, the Duck Lake Fire is now 100 percent contained.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the wildfire that’s consumed about 21,000 acres is 71 percent contained – up from Friday’s reported 63 percent.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says cooler temperatures have allowed crews to “make significant progress” in their battle against a wildfire that has consumed 21,500 acres in the Upper Peninsula.
After being closed since Friday due to severe wildfires, the primary-use areas of Tahquamenon Falls State Park will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 30.
On one of the busiest camping holidays of the year, a popular Up North destination is being evacuated because of an approaching wildfire.
Two fast-moving wildfires fed by dry conditions in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula burned Friday, one consuming at least 17,000 acres near Lake Superior State Forest and the other burning at least 3,200 acres at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.