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Fire personnel from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources plan to conduct prescribed burns today at several sites including one place in the Upper Peninsula.
68 acres in Dickinson County’s Norway Township will be impacted. The goal of the burn is to reduce woody vegetation and maintain openings for wildlife habitat.
Prescribed burns are one way the DNR keeps lands and forests healthy. The burns are conducted by highly trained DNR personnel in designated state-managed areas during appropriate weather conditions and in cooperation with the proper authorities and local units of government.
Public safety is a top priority during all prescribed burns.
For more information about the DNR’s fire management activity, visit Michigan.gov/FireManagement.