Fire Danger High in Northern Michigan

The prolonged dry spell across Northern Michigan has the DNR keeping fire danger at high levels today.

With dry weather and low humidity, the DNR says fire danger is a big risk.

The DNR has three aircraft patrolling for fires.

Some areas are more prone to them than others.

They say 90 percent of grass fires around this time of year are human-caused.

Once they detect a wildfire, they send crews and equipment to the scene.

Don Klinger, DNR forest fire management specialist, said, “We’re getting to the point that things are dry enough now that in our jack pine areas especially, that it’s gonna take more than just a couple units, starting to staff up more and bring in more resources.”

Fire danger will be high throughout the weekend.