34 homes or cabins destroyed in Mich. wildfire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Officials are raising the number of buildings destroyed by a wildfire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Ninety-five have been destroyed, and a third of them are homes or cabins. The Department of Natural Resources said Monday that the Duck Lake Fire has burned more than 22,000 acres, or 34 square miles, in Luce County.

The fire, which started last week, is 51 percent contained. The fire stretches 11 miles north to Lake Superior. Officials are warning people to stay away from Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

Because of extremely dry conditions, Gov. Rick Snyder last week barred fireworks and outdoor burning in 49 counties in the Upper and Lower peninsulas.

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