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Environment & Science
Mon June 4, 2012
Duck Lake Fire 72% contained
In a progress report released yesterday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that workers had contained 72 percent of the Duck Lake Fire after nearly an inch of rainfall on Saturday.
The fire, caused by a lightning strike 11 days ago, now covers 21,135 acres in Luce County. The perimeter of the fire is 44 miles long. Fifteen of those miles remain uncontained.
Out of the 141 structures within the fire’s perimeter, 136 have been lost. The DNR reported the completed property damage assessment as follows:
- 49 homes/cabins (including a store and a motel)
- 23 garages
- 38 sheds/outbuildings
- 26 campers
Stretching 11 miles south of the Lake Superior shoreline, the fire is about 14 miles north of Newberry and seven miles west of Tahquamenon Falls State Park campgrounds.
Click here to see the DNR's most up-to-date map of the fire perimeter.
The next chance of rain in the area is Wednesday.
- Suzanne Jacobs, Michigan Radio Newsroom