Newaygo County Wildfire is Under Control
State officials in Michigan say the large wildfire in Newaygo County is now under control.
According to WOOD TV and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed that Manistee National Forest sustained a wildfire east of Newaygo.
Fire crews worked close to 8 hours to contain the 1.1 mile long fire. The fire originated around 6 p.m. west of Bills Lake near M-82 and scorched nearly 250 acres.
The DNR said there were no injuries or structures damaged in the fire.
The U.S. Forest Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources led the charge in putting out the fire but did receive assistance from 11 fire departments from 4 counties.
The Salvation Army assisted firefighters by bringing food and water.
Only two homes had to be evacuated Tuesday night. Most all of the land that was on fire was national forest land but some private land was burned.
The DNR said there should not be any problems today. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.