- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UNADILLA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a large grass fire destroyed about 40 acres of land in Unadilla Township.

Chief Mark Schroeder of the Unadilla Township Fire Department says the blaze began shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in an area being bulldozed by a Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ employee.

Schroeder says a spark may have come off the employee’s tractor and started the fire. He says the wind spread the fire in multiple directions, and dry grass caused it to rapidly spread.

The Livingston Daily Press & Argus of Howell (https://bit.ly/1ESax4a ) reports the blaze was under control in about 90 minutes, and firefighters left the scene around 3:30 p.m.

The blaze burned grass, brush and trees near the Gregory State Wildlife area.

No injuries were reported.

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Information from: Livingston Daily Press & Argus, https://www.livingstondaily.com


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