UPDATE: 2,500 Acre Blue Lakes Fire Now 98% Contained

A wildfire near Blue Lakes Road in Cheboygan and Montmorency Counties is now 98% contained, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Fire crews are at the scene and are working to connect remaining gaps in the containment line. The final estimate of the fire’s size is about 2,516 acres.

Road and river closures have been lifted, but people are asked to be aware of snags: trees that have been burned and could fall, causing injury.

It is not uncommon to see smoke in the burned area and it is not a cause for alarm, the DNR said in a post to Twitter on Tuesday.

A full containment map of the Blue Lakes fire from the DNR can be found below:

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