Fire Crews ContinueTo Battle Michigan U.P. Wildfire

By KBJR News 1

May 27, 2012 Updated May 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM CST

MICHIGAN, (Northland's NewsCenter)---Firefighters battling The Duck Lake wildfire in Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula got a little help from mother nature Saturday night.

The wildfire is now 48 percent contained.

New GPS data show that the fire is estimated at more than 20,000 acres.

Fire officials are still working to suppress 40 miles of fire line.

Of that line, 6 miles is Lake Superior shoreline.

Crews are working on the ground and in the air to hold existing secure line.

Residents in some areas near the fire have been ordered to evacuate.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park remains closed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.