DNR firefighters use marsh buggies to contain 200-acre wildfire in U.P. swamp

SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY, MICH – The Chicago Natural Resources Department announced that a wildfire in the swamps of the Upper Peninsula over the weekend has been contained.

203-acre Creighton Swamp The blaze has been raging since Saturday on M-28 north and county Road 454 to the east, or on Creton Truck Road, School Craft County. Staff managed to control the blaze until Tuesday night.

Lightning is thought to be the cause of the fire, but the fire is under investigation.

As many as 25 firefighters battled the blaze, the DNR said, adding that firefighters from Seni National Wildlife Service and equipment and resources from the Lower Peninsula were involved.

Keith Murphy, a DNR fire expert, said the location of the fire was difficult to get to and that wheeled vehicles could not be used.

To combat the fire, the crew used monitored DNR wattland power engines, tractor plows and gear markers.

Workers on patrol vehicles helped establish a wet line, controlling the fire along with neighboring streams and streams.

No constructions were reported and no injuries were reported.

Employees will continue to work on the site for the next several days.

According to DNR, 271 wildfires in Michigan have caused a total of 43,800 hectares of land to be destroyed by lightning in the past decade. Most of the wildfires in Michigan, however, are caused by human activity.

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