Tahquamenon Falls State Park http://michiganradio.org en Tahquamenon Falls State Park reopens after wildfire http://michiganradio.org/post/tahquamenon-falls-state-park-reopens-after-wildfire <p>A popular state park is reopening near a wildfire that&#39;s been burning across more than 30 square miles of Michigan&#39;s Upper Peninsula.</p><p>A Department of Natural Resources spokesman says Upper Falls and related facilities in Tahquamenon Falls State Park have reopened, and the Lower Falls campground is expected to reopen at noon today. The well-known destination for campers was originally closed because of smoke and ash problems. The DNR spokesman says those conditions have cleared up in the park.</p><p>The DNR says the blaze known as the Duck Lake Fire began with a lightning strike last week and burned about 34 square miles. Wed, 30 May 2012 15:23:18 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7672 at http://michiganradio.org Tahquamenon Falls State Park reopens after wildfire Wildfires prompt Michigan's governor to declare state of disaster http://michiganradio.org/post/wildfires-prompt-michigans-governor-declare-state-disaster <p>Governor Rick Snyder has declared a state of disaster in the Upper Peninsula counties of Luce and Schoolcraft, where wildfires already have consumed more than 20,000 acres.<br /><br /> Snyder&#39;s declaration Friday means all state resources will be made available to protect public health and safety in the ongoing efforts to fight the wildfires. Sat, 26 May 2012 13:40:49 +0000 The Associated Press 7635 at http://michiganradio.org Wildfires prompt Michigan's governor to declare state of disaster