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FIRE IN STATE GAME AREA MAY BE A CONTROLLED BURN

RALPH IDEN

Thu, 09 May 2013 06:52:03 EDT

 





A LARGE FIRE THIS AFTERNOON AT THE VERONA STATE GAME AREA IS A MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES CONTROLLED 126- ACRE BURN ACCORDING TO RESOURCE PROTECTION MANAGER AT THE ROSCOMMON DNR OPERATIONS SERVICE CENTER, JIM FISHER.
HURON CENTRAL DISPATCH IN BAD AXE SAID THEY RECEIVED NOTICE OF THE ACTION. NO AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE ASKED TO STAND BY.   FISHER SAYS 10 PEOPLE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON THE BLAZE, THEY ARE EQUIPED WITH THREE FIRE ENGIENES, A TRACTOR PLOW, AND TWO - SIX WHEEL A-T-VS.    FISHER SAYS THE CREW WAS JUST ABOUT WRAPPING UP AND LETTING THE FIRE DIE OUT AT APPROXIMATELY 5:00 P.M.      HE SAYS THE FIRE WAS APPROVED BY THE ROSCOMMON DNR OFFICE AS A MEANS TO IMPROVE WILDLIFE HABITAT IN THAT AREA.
WLEW'S MATT AYMEN REPORTS THE HEAVIEST CONCENTRATION APPEARED TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF A SECTION WHICH DIDN'T NOT APPEAR TO BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE FROM THE ROADWAY.
SMOKE WAS VISIBLE FROM THE WLEW STUDIOS WEST OF BAD AXE. OTHER SOURCES SAID IT WAS ALSO VISIBLE FROM THE PORT AUSTIN AREA.

 

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