Incident: Duck Lake Fire Wildfire
Fast Facts on the Duck Lake Fire
June 5, 2012
Estimated Size: 21,094 acres. The Duck Lake Fire is the third largest wildfire in Michigan history, behind the 25,000 acre Mack Lake Fire (1980) and the 72,000 acre Seney Fire (1976).
Current Status: T49-50N, R9W - Luce County
Current Containment: 76 percent
Cause and Date Started: Lightning, May 24, 2012
Structures Lost: 136
49 cabins/homes (including a store and motel)
Resources on Fire: 156 personnel (including 38 overhead), plus
4 hand crews1 fixed-wing aircraft (Cessna 182)
Cooperating Agenciest: Michigan State Police, Luce County Sherriff's Department, Red Cross, Luce County Emergency Management, Wisconsin DNR, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Beartown.
Evacuations: The evacuation order was lifted at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, but only for landowners with residences in the Pike Lake, Bodi Lake, Culhane Lake and Little Lake Harbor areas.
Road Closures: County Road 414 east from the intersection with County Road 410 and County Road 500 from M-123 north to Little Lake Harbor remain closed to the general public. The Two Hearted ORV trail is closed east of County Road 414. Falling snags and extensive trail erosion have caused increased safety concerns on the trail and surrounding areas.
Temporary Flight Restriction: The temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the Duck Lake Fire was lifted on Monday, June 4. Aircraft entering the area are reminded that DNR aircraft are still monitoring the fire and directing resources on the ground. Due to these ongoing operations, we ask that aircraft remain 1,000+ feet above ground level (AGL).
Plans for Today:
Finish fireline construction toward division breaks
Work with other agencies to facilitate damage assessment to resources and recreation areas.Grid for hot spots and mop-up 200 feet inside the fireline
Fire Information: 906-293-3293, ext.4744 (6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)