BREAKING NEWS: Forest Fire Forcing Evacuations Along Crawford-Oscoda County Line
Northern Michigan's News Leader is following breaking news along the Crawford-Oscoda County Line. A large forest fire is burning off Meridian Road just west of M-18. People living within a ten mile radius of F-97 and M-18 are being told to evacuate immediately. F-97 is also known as McMaster's Bridge Road. Doppler 9 & 10 Meteorologists are monitoring the weather conditions around the fire. As of 4:30p.m., winds are E/NE 8-16mph. Temperatures are in the middle 70's. Smoke plum is from the site in SE Crawford County and heads SW into southern Crawford, northern Roscommon and NE Missaukee Counties. We have several crews on the scene and will bring you the latest updates as soon as we get them on the air and on our website.