Wildfire Grows to 7,500 Acres in Southern Crawford County

The major wildfire burning in Crawford County has spread to 7,500 acres. It is only 20% contained. It has led to evacuations all around the area and now M-18 is currently blocked at M-72 until the Roscommon County line. The forest service says four structures are burned, but we don't know if these are homes or businesses. Those who were evacuated are encouraged to call the Red Cross, 1-800-691-6059. Roscommon Public Schools, Roscommon Co-op Nursery and COOR ISD ROOC/CEC Career Tech are canceling class today because of the chaos. Weather conditions will be different than yesterday. Yesterday we saw winds from the E/NE 8-18mph and gusty. Today, they will be W/NW 5-15mph and a bit gusty especially at tree-top level.

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