GRAND MARAIS, Mich. (WJMN) – On July 19, 2021, around 3:00 P.M. a United States Coast Guard vessel out of Station Marquette reported seeing a wildland fire.
The location of the fire was near the Twelvemile Beach campground in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PRNL). Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) firefighters responded to the fire along with assistance from Burt Township Fire and PRNL park rangers. Approximately six acres burned of state forest and national parklands.
An investigation into the start of the fire is still ongoing. Firefighters will be at the scene today conducting mop-up operations. Smoke and limited visibility may affect the area in the oncoming days near Twelvemile Beach campground and along Highway 58 near Kingston Lake campground.
“Thank you to all our agency partners who reported and helped us keep this fire under control,” said Chief Ranger Joseph Hughes. “I would like to remind all park visitors to recreate safely. Drivers and visitors should slow down and use caution in the area.”