Brush fires reported in gusty western Michigan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Brush fires have been breaking out in Western Michigan, fed by gusty winds and aided by low humidity.

Crews were battling a blaze Sunday afternoon in Kent County's Cannon Township. It's near Grand Rapids, where the National Weather Service reports northeast wind gusts of up to 22 miles per hour and a 28 percent humidity level.

Mlive.com says the fire covered at least one acre and was threatening a vehicle and building, while spreading to nearby woods.

In Muskegon County's Holton Township, crews managed to contain a five-acre brush fire that broke out Saturday. Holton fire Capt. Marc Hawk says nine fire departments and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources helped fight the blaze.

So far, no one has been reported injured.


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