Firefighters from the Port Sheldon Township and Grand Haven Township departments responded to the dune fire along Lake Michigan at 17370 Wood Drift Drive at about 1:45 p.m. Monday.
On arrival, firefighters found a 200-by-100-foot area burning. They had the fire out within 10 minutes.
McNutt said it was the homeowner’s quick call for help that kept the fire to a manageable size.
The homeowner was burning some cleared wood on the beach and did have a burning permit, McNutt said. He also had a proper fire pit surrounded by sand, and had waited for two weeks until the wind calmed enough to have a fire.
Unfortunately, a gust of wind blew some embers into the beach grass, which sparked the wild fire.
Firefighters were on the scene for about an hour.