Duck Lake fire has highest containment yet
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:21:28 GMT —
The Duck Lake fire is now 63 percent contained, according to the Department of Natural Resources. This is the first time the fire has been more than 60 percent contained since the fire started in Luce County.
The south end of the fire is 14 miles north of Newberry and 7 miles west of Tahquamenon Falls State Park campgrounds. The fire stretched 11 miles to the north to Lake Superior.
Cooler temperatures over the last few days have allowed fire crews to better contain the fire. They continue to remove hazard trees as well.
Governor Rick Snyder and Senator Debbie Stabenow visited the fire area yesterday, talking with residents and thanking the firefighters for their work.
The latest estimate on structure loss holds at 132 structures being lost. This includes 46 homes and cabins, 23 garages, 35 sheds and outbuildings, 26 campers, one store and one motel.
Although Tahquamenon Falls State Park was closed during the fire, it is now open to business.