Fires in the U.P.May 23rd, 2012 at 2:24 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
UPDATE: The Seney Fire has grown to +3300 acres. There was also a big paper mill fire in Niagara, WI. Seven wildfires have been burning in the U.P. (picture from WLUC) of fire burning in the Seney Wildlife Refuge. This fire was started on Monday by lightning. The storms also knocked out power to over 1200 customers, produced hail up to 1″ in diameter at Ironwood, Houghton and Marquette, and downed trees and power lines. Rockland reported 2.8″ of rain from the storms. Hail also fell in NW Lower Michigan. Another 60-acre fire in Delta Co. has been contained. Crews from the Michigan DNR and the US Forest Service have been fighting the fires. This area has had only 2/3rds of average rainfall since March 1.