Cause Revealed for Wildfire That Burned Almost 400 Acres
A cause has been determined for a wildfire that burned close to 400 acres of land located in Northern Michigan.
With as dry as it has been in Michigan for almost two months, I am really surprised that there were not more fires across the state.
Driving down 131 I had noticed a few small fires which usually involve cigarette smokers tossing one out of the window that is still lit and then catches the ditch on fire and sometimes goes into the nearby woods.
I have a massive pile of sticks and brush that I have purposely held off on burning until we got a significant amount of rain. I have a wooded barn and a lot of woods surrounding my property and just did not want to take the chance.
According to MLive, the Department of Natural Resources say a wildfire that burned close to 378 acres burned in Wexford County on May 25, was likely cause by some equipment that was being dragged behind a vehicle on North 31 Road, produced a spark that set the fire a blaze.
Michigan has a lot of hardwoods all across the state and it is a shame to see any of it destroyed by fire.
It took firefighters three days to contain the blaze but not after ripping through some scotch pine, aspen, red pine and spruce trees.
The firefighters to a heck of job keeping 86 homes and 65 outbuilding from catching fire all while containing the fire.
All though there were no injuries or damaged to property, this fire could have been a lot worse with 30 miles per hour winds and the dry conditions.
No word if the owner of the vehicle that may have caused the blaze has been found.