Half of Sleeper Lake fire has been contained

About half of the 28 square mile Sleeper Lake fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is now contained, but the fire could get fresh life.

A wind shift is expected that could breathe more power into the fire.

A lightning strike is suspected of starting the wildfire on August 2, 2007.

The fire has been spreading through a mostly swampy portion of the Lake Superior State Forest. Dry conditions, gusty winds and hot weather are not helping stop the fire.

About 230 people from across the upper Midwest and Canada are fighting the fire.


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