120 Acre Brush Fire Contained East of Grayling

A 120 acre wildfire forced evacuations in Crawford County.

First responders blocked off all traffic going north at M-72 and Stephan Bridge Road, just east of Grayling. The DNR brought in air tanker support to help put out the flames.

Around 8:45 p.m on Thursday, the DNR announced the flames were contained and people could safely return home.

Crawford County Police say one building was destroyed, but they did manage to save a camper. And no one was injured.888d0e99 14b6 45c5 824b 5ad02777d5be

Residents living nearby had been evacuated to the Grayling High School Gym. Superintendent of Crawford AuSable School District, Justin Guesing, said the school gladly opened up its gymnasium to evacuees.

“They were requiring about 100 families to evacuate and were requesting the use of one of our gymnasiums so we immediately opened our high school gymnasium and got it ready in case anybody needed temporary shelter,” he said.

Crawford County Police say people in the area may notice smoke lingering in the area for two to three days.