With all the work done on the Sleeper Lake fire over the last couple of days, fewer and fewer smokes near the fireline are being found.
Today, winds are expected to lighten as they turn south and firefighters were cautioned to look for variable wind directions in the fire area. Firefighters are looking for activity to pick up on the internal forest islands.
Bear safety is also a concern...Several firefighters have had encounters with bear.
County Road 407 is open to through traffic, however please drive with caution with your lights on in this area. The Chesbrough Lake area and County Road 420 remain under evacuation orders. Anyone wishing to access properties within the evacuated zones should contact the Sheriff Department's office directly at (906) 293-8431.
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!