U.P. Blaze Still Burning

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Crews are preparing today for a flare-up of a wildfire that has burned through parts of the eastern Upper Peninsula for a week.

The fire has covered 28 square miles in Luce County, mostly within the Lake Superior State Forest.

A DNR spokeswoman says winds had stilled last night but the blaze continues to burn. Warm, dry breezes are forecast tomorrow.

The fire's size has been adjusted from previous estimates to 18 thousand 150 acres.

A 1976 blaze consumed 78 thousand acres about 35 miles southwest of the current fire. A 1980 fire in the northern lower peninsula had covered 20 thousand acres and destroyed 44 homes.

Two northern Michigan fires burned more than one million acres in the late 18 hundreds.

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