This report covers yesterday's activities.
The crews had a quiet day on Tuesday due to the 1/2" of rain we received. A few smokes (hot spots) were found and dealt with.
They were able to pull in 26,000 feet of hose off the fire! This is good news! And because it was a quiet day, 101 of the remaining fighters were able to call it an early evening and have a little R&R before retiring.
With the storm that past through yesterday, there were 50 lightening strikes in Luce and Chippewa Co and 20 in Mackinac Co. Apparently there was no fires set as a result because nothing further was said.
There was one injury. A fighter ended up with a scractched cornea.
The burn ban for the U.P. remains in effect.
The little saw-whet owl that was rescued is doing well. He is gaining strength and eating. As I understand it, he will not be returned to the wild. I suppose this is due to the burns on his feet and the broken toes. Sad...
On a personal note; we did get more rain and a LOT of lightening last night. We even experienced low voltage at times. Other times the lightening was so bright that it "turned off" all 5 of our big mercury vapor lights for several minutes at a time. IT gets really dark out there without those lights!
I don't have any more info on the fire over by Engadine and I will see what I can find out later.
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