Pictured Rocks Has Fire That Burns 6 Acres of Forest
Very sad to report a wildfire has hit Michigan's Upper Peninsula and unfortunately six acres of the Pictured Rocks National Forests has been burned to the ground.
Needless to say, Pictured Rocks is one of Michigan's premiere vacation destinations for not just Michiganders, but also people from all over the United States and around the world. The breath taking views from Pictured Rocks and from Lake Superior looking back at the amazing sandstone are just incredible.
Let's not forget about the beautiful National Forest that is behind those beautiful cliffs off of Superior. Lots of hiking, camping, sightseeing and really a place to visit all four seasons of the year.
According to WOOD, a United States Coast Guard vessel spotted and reported the fire around 3 p.m. Monday near the Twelvemile Beach campground at Pictured Rocks.
I just hate to see one tree damaged let along six acres worth of National Forest taken out.
On the good side of things, the Department of Natural Resources along with the local fire department were able to get this blaze under control and put out. I'm sure they will be on hand for the next couple of days to make sure the fire doesn't rekindle itself.
If you are heading that way, the smoke from the fire will be around a few days and some of the Pictured Rocks National Forest will be blocked off in the area of the fire.
Investigators are looking into just how this blaze started and will continue to be an on going investigation.
We have seen what wildfires have done and are doing to the West Coast states this year due to the drought they are experiencing. I sure hope this is something that ever happens to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and lower part of the state. We are so lucky to have all these forests and lakes.
Right now, 13 states are experiencing wildfires with 83 fires burning as we speak. So far this year on the western side of the country, 1,293,636 acres have burned and counting.