Fire and Wind cause problems throughout Michigan - Apr 25th, 2012 - State
The fire danger in northern Michigan is so high that the DNR has been using spotter planes to look for smoke or fire. Wednesday the plane spotted a fire in Lake County. A tree had fallen on the power line near Luther and that sparked a forest fire. The wind added to the danger as the fire was blowing toward area homes. However no evacuations were necessary. About 15 acres of the forest was burned before it could be completely put out.
The winds also forced 4 freighters to drop their anchors in the Port Huron area. 2 other ships were also anchored on the St. Clair River. The National Weather Service says wind gusts topped 40 mph in parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula yesterday.