Thursday 2:30 pm update: The fire is threatening to burn across the refuge's northern boundary. The fire is now 65% contained at this time. No structures are in danger.
State Police closed a portion of an Upper Peninsula road today during operations to help stop a growing wildfire in the Upper Peninsula.
At least 1,500 acres have already been consumed in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Schoolcraft County.
Firefighters hope to contain it to about 2,500 acres.
M-28 between Seney and Shingleton was closed until 12:30 today.
It is believed that lightning sparked the fire on Sunday, and it grew quickly because of dry conditions.