Fire danger increasing across the Upper Peninsula

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Smoke fills the air as fire burns through the underbrush during a prescribed burn at Fayette Historic State Park in Delta County.

Firefighters with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are reminding the public to be cautious with fire, as predicted weather conditions suitable for wildfires have heightened fire danger across the Upper Peninsula.

All areas west of a line from the Huron Mountains south to Stephenson are expected to experience extreme fire danger today. Over the next couple of days, very high fire danger is expected at least through Saturday, and possibly beyond, depending upon the significance of rainfall forecast for Saturday night.

The remainder of the U.P., east of the line, will experience very high fire danger.

During this time of year, most wildfires are caused by humans burning debris. Be sure to check whether burning is permitted in your area by calling 866-922-BURN or by visiting michigan.gov/burnpermit.

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