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FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN
(2007-09-04)
(wgvu) - A FEW AREAS HAVE CONTINUED TO BURN IN AN
UPPER PENINSULA FOREST FIRE THAT STARTED MORE THAN A MONTH AGO. BUT
OFFICIALS SAY STATE EMPLOYEES AND EQUIPMENT FROM OUT OF THE REGION
WERE EXPECTED TO LEAVE THIS WEEK.
THE FIRE IN LUCE COUNTY NORTH OF NEWBERRY REMAINS ABOUT 95
PERCENT CONTAINED. IT'S COVERED MORE THAN 18,000 ACRES AND HAS COST
$6 MILLION TO FIGHT.
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES OFFICIALS SAY LOCAL CREWS WERE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE FIRE.
THE FIRE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE STARTED AUGUST 2ND WITH A LIGHTNING
STRIKE. IT'S WITHIN THE LAKE SUPERIOR STATE FOREST ABOUT 55 MILES
WEST OF SAULT SAINTE MARIE.

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