Firefighters from all over Northern Michigan have teamed up with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to fight a wildfire on Saturday evening, according to officials.
According to a tweet sent out by the Michigan DNR at around 2:15 p.m. on June 3 and referring to the blaze, it was first discovered in the region southeast of Grayling.
The tweet said, “Michigan DNR fire crews are battling a wildfire southeast of Grayling. There is a road closure at this time, Staley Lake Road between 1 mile south of M-72 and Wilderness Trail. Avoid the area to give fire crews room to work on suppressing the fire.”
The DNR further said, “Due to the wildfire southeast of Grayling, Staley Lake Road is now closed from M-72 to 4 Mile. Evacuations are in effect for residents along Staley Lake Road located southeast of Grayling. Residents on 4 Mile Road between I-75 and Staley Lake Road are on standby for possible evacuation. Aircraft from the USFS and MSP are assisting with fire suppression. For safety, a Temporary Flight Restriction is in place for a 5-mile perimeter around the fire below 5,000 feet. All other aircraft, including drones, need to avoid the area.”
All other aircraft — including drones — need to avoid the area, officials said.