6:40: Some Residents Allowed Back Home Around Meridian Fire
Some people displaced by the Meridian Fire are back home tonight. Police re-opened: -Chase Bridge Road to M-18 -East Pioneer Road is open to Willows Road -M-18 from Gardner Trail to Flooter Road People living in those areas may return home. But there is a new road block tonight at Leline Road and Hickey Road. The DNRE says 8,800 acre fire is now 80 percent contained in Crawford County, though crews expect to have the fire completely surrounded tonight. Firefighters made good progress today, but they are worried about winds that could reach 25 miles an hour on Friday. The U.S. Forest Service says the fire started Tuesday when someone was burning leaves. Twelve homes burned, two others are damaged, along with 40 out buildings. The DNRE has an updated map of the fire and the latest road closures. Just click below to access their website.