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A landscape of embers burns in the wake of the North Fire, which caused people to abandon their vehicles and flee as flames jumped the 215 freeway in the early morning hours of July 18, 2015 near Victorville, California. The fire has burned across 3,500 acres and a private drone was reported to have raised serious safety concerns for aircraft pilots fighting the fire. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Southgate Family Trapped On California Highway During Wildfire; ‘The Road Was Melting, It Was A Nightmare’ [PHOTOS]

A few minutes before they had been on the vacation of a lifetime, but now Russell Allevato and his family were running for their lives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2015

The owners of the popular Rainbow Lodge, near the mouth of the Two Hearted River, recently toured their property with DNR fire officials, and sadly, this is all that remains. (Credit: Michigan DNR/Facebook Photo)

Big Wildfire In Michigan’s UP Could Cost DNR $3.5M

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2012

Bare trees are all that remain after wildfires burned through thousands of acres of forest in the Upper Peninsula. (Credit: Michigan DNR/Facebook Photo)

DNR: UP Wildfire Is 100 Percent Contained

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2012

The owners of the popular Rainbow Lodge, near the mouth of the Two Hearted River, recently toured their property with DNR fire officials, and sadly, this is all that remains. (Credit: Michigan DNR/Facebook Photo)

Rain Aids UP Wildfire Fight As Residents Return

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2012

Taken at from the scene of the Duck Lake wildfire in the eastern Upper Peninsula. (Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources/Facebook)

UP Wildfire Now 63 Percent Contained

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2012

Tahquamenon Falls State Park Reopens After Fire Threat

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

Campers Evacuated, Parts Of Tahquamenon Falls Park Closed Due To Fire

On one of the busiest camping holidays of the year, a popular Up North destination is being evacuated because of an approaching wildfire.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2012

Fast-Moving Wildfires In Mich. Consume Thousands Of Acres

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/25/2012

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Broken Glass Cited In 8-Acre Ypsilanti Grass Fire

A broken piece of glass is getting the blame for a fire that consumed eight acres of grassland in Washtenaw County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/24/2012

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Authorities: Wildfire Caused By Person

Authorities say a wildfire in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula that burned more than 1,400 acres and forced the evacuation of about 50 homes was caused by at least one person.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2012

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