The bit of good news is the wind isn't so bad this a.m. It was in the 40's overnight and some weather wizards are predicting a soaking rain (70% chance) overnight for us. Of course, it could rain HERE and not rain THERE...let's pray it is the reverse. And let's also pray that this rain doesn't bring a lot of lightening.
I am surprised to read that the fire did NOT cross CR 500. THAT is a bit of really good news.
More info as it becomes available....
A STATE OF DISASTER FOR LUCE COUNTY AND SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY HAS BEEN DECLARED BY GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDER NO.2012-8 ACTIVATING THE MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD TO ASSIST IN CONTAINING THE WILDFIRE AND HELP AVERT A THREAT OF A CATASTROPHE.
COUNTY ROAD 500 - FROM M-123 UP TO LITTLE LAKE- REMAINS CLOSED DUE TO THE FIRE, HOWEVER THE FIRE HAS NOT CROSSED C.R. 500. COUNTY ROAD 414 REMAINS CLOSED UP TO CR410. MOTORISTS ARE ASKED TO BE ADVISED TO STAY AWAY FROM FIRE AREAS.