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FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN
(2007-08-14)
(wgvu) - - THE COST OF FIGHTING THE
29-SQUARE-MILE SLEEPER LAKE WILDFIRE IN REMOTE, SWAMPY UPPER
PENINSULA FOREST LAND IS $1.9 MILLION AND RISING.
OFFICIALS SAY THE BLAZE PROBABLY WON'T BE FULLY CONTAINED UNTIL
MID-SEPTEMBER.
THE FIRE REMAINS 50 PERCENT CONTAINED TODAY, AND SOME OF THE 221
FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO WORK ON MOPPING UP THE FIRE IN AREAS
WHERE THE PERIMETER IS SECURE.
A LIGHTNING STRIKE IS SUSPECTED OF STARTING THE WILDFIRE AUG. 2.
THE FIRE IS IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR STATE FOREST IN LUCE COUNTY,
NEAR PINE STUMP JUNCTION AND ABOUT 300 MILES NORTH OF DETROIT.

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