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March 6, 2021
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Michigan Forest Fire Growing
(wgvu) - NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) - The state says a large wildfire in the
Upper Peninsula has pushed past fire lines and grown to more than
14-thousand acres.
Erratic winds, temperatures in the 80s and a lack of rain are
leading to the spread of the fire.
The new estimate from the Michigan Department of Natural
Resources makes it larger than the 5,625-acre Tower Lake fire in
1999, another big U.P. blaze.
No injuries have been reported.
The fire was about six miles north of Newberry in Luce County,
and about 10 miles from Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
State route 123 remains closed. Precautionary evacuations were
ordered for part of Luce County Road 420.
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