WHITEFISH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJMN) – The Department of Natural Resources reported Wednesday afternoon that fire crews from numerous agencies are continuing their efforts to stop the flames of a forest fire.

According to the DNR, the “Goose Marsh Fire” was reported at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Firefighters found the blaze burning in a sandy and difficult to access pine forest, hindering the effort to extinguish it. The DNR and partnering agencies used bulldozers, specialized water vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles in their effort. As of Wednesday afternoon, the fire was estimated to cover 35 acres, and was contained.

A spokesperson for the DNR said Friday evening while the fire is still active, it is contained by a dozer line. The spokesperson said crews expect to monitor the fire into the end of the week.

According to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, their department, along with Whitefish Fire, Hulbert Fire, and two crews from the Department of Natural Resources responded to the area of Vermillion Road, north of the Vermillion and Dam Road intersection.

The public is being asked to stay away from the area. No homes appear to be in any danger.

State Police and Bay Mills Police also responded to the scene of the fire.

The Sheriff’s Office provided an update just before midnight Tuesday that efforts to contain the fire would continue through the night. As of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, no further updates have been provided.

  • 367712882_607611981544045_7256884961687797070_n
  • 367751906_607611951544048_52551932314342999_n
  • 367753095_607649838206926_1625017826078252886_n
  • 367946739_607611858210724_589697510220944210_n
  • 367995904_607649854873591_8325021777080462621_n
  • 367999977_607649811540262_2655896606445822998_n
  • 368014361_607649744873602_2840980371370443024_n

Local 3 News is monitoring the situation and will share any updates as they become available.