State warns Michigan campers of high fire danger

Residents planning campfires or outdoor grilling over the Labor Day weekend are being warned about the high risk of fire in the state. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said warm summer temperatures and a lack of rain have combined to make the risk of wildfires especially high. The agency said the highest risk is in the western half of the Upper Peninsula and in the central counties of northern lower Michigan, areas that are especially dry. There's only a slight chance of rain over the weekend to lessen the danger.
AP Wire
Sep 2, 2011


The DNR recommends taking precautions to keep campfires under control and extinguishing them by dousing them with water before leaving.

State officials say campfires account for about one in 10 wildfires.


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