UPDATE: Chippewa County Grass Fire Burns 154 Acres

Update: A legal agricultural burn went out of control after 80 acres Saturday afternoon.  

Bruce Township Fire Department was dispatched at 430p.m. and soon asked for assistance by the DNR from Sault Ste Marie, the U.S. Forest Service as well as Pickford Fire Department. 

The fire consumed another 74 acres, according to the DNR, for a total of 154 acres scorched. 

The fire was along and south of 15 mile road and mostly between Ridge and Shunk Roads.  No structures were threatened.  The fire was contained a couple hours later. 

Fire officials continue to monitor the area today for possible flair up

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The several days of dry and windy conditions fueled a few grass fires today in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

This Bruce Township Fire started as an agricultural controlled burn that got out of control just after 4:00 p.m.

Fire officials at the scene say that 30 acres were scorched between Ridge and Shunk Road.

The DNR and U.S. Forest Service helped put out the fire.

The Bruce Township Fire Department just got done putting out a grass fire near M-129 when they got the call to this fire.

The DNR burn permit page indicates that there are burn permit restrictions in place for all of the Eastern U.P.