Michigan officials announced on Sunday that 85% of a wildfire trail in Northern Michigan is now contained.
Several fire crews were battling a 3,000-acre wildfire trail across Crawford County and Iosco County on Saturday as high temperatures and dry conditions created a high fire risk across the state. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported that the source of the fire was a campfire on private property. The fire started around 1 p.m. on Saturday and was burning in a southwest direction from its origin. The fire affected a variety of tree species, including jack pine, mixed pines, and oak. The fire was located approximately 4 miles southeast of Grayling in Grayling Township, near Staley Lake Road. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to assist in the fire response on Saturday.
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Authorities are investigating a mysterious fire that damaged a Grand Rapids cemetery's mausoleum facility on Friday.
A fire broke out inside of the mausoleum at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery around 4 p.m., according to Everstory Partners, the owners of the cemetery.
Authorities are working with senior leadership at the cemetery to determine the cause of the fire, which at this time is unknown. The extent of the damage is also not known and the cemetery says they will notify the families who were affected by the fire as soon as they are able to determine which crypts were damaged.
Authorities have closed the location and isn't allowing anyone in as of 9 p.m. on Friday.
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On Friday, first responders from across Metro Detroit got some special training that will pay dividends in the future.
Responding to electric vehicle emergencies poses different challenges than their gas-powered relatives. In nearly 30 years, you see impressive things when you get to a domestic three-proving ground.
Some things could make you cry, like taking a perfect $60,000 Cadillac and cutting it into pieces. But they’re doing it for a very good reason.
The event was General Motors proving grounds in Milford, and firefighters from more than a dozen fire departments across Michigan and Northern Ohio came to get in-person, hands-on training on how to deal with an electric vehicle fire.
Brighton Fire Department Captain Andrew Piskorowski told Local 4 he’d fought electric vehicle fires and knows it’s an entirely different operation.
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