The fire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula that is believed to have been caused by lightning has now destroyed over 15,000 acres. Thankfully there have been no injuries as of yet due to the fire. Evacuations for some nearby residents is also a possibility. This is the state's largest forest fire since one in 1999 burned just over 5,000 acres in western Marquette County.
The current fire is creeping up on Tahquamenon Falls state park and is also within 6 miles of Newberry. Residents have been informed that evacuations are still a possibility.
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