Crews battle 130-acre wildfire at Camp Grayling in northern Michigan

  • Source: The Detroit News - Metered Site
  • Published: 06/09/2021 09:56 PM

Firefighters spent hours Wednesday battling a wildfire that burned an estimated 130 acres on state land in Crawford County, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said. The blaze was on land leased by Camp Grayling, a military training facility, and burned an area near Wakely Bridge Road. By 8:15 p.m., the fire was reported under control. A DNR incident management team was activated about 4:45 p.m. and department firefighters joined Camp Grayling’s fire staff as well as local fire departments to douse the flames, according to the release. Within an hour, the fire grew to about 120 acres, Crawford County Emergency Management & Homeland Security officials reported on Facebook. Camp Grayling used a Type 2 helicopter, which is used as initial attack resource that can carry up to nine firefighters and deliver up to 300 gallons of water to the fireline, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, the nation's support center for wildland firefighting.


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