- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) - Fires are planned this spring in the Huron-Manistee National Forests as part of an effort to eliminate dead vegetation and improve wildlife habitat.

The U.S. Forest Service says they’ll take place in Iosco, Alcona, Crawford and Oscoda counties.

The Forest Service says the fires are typically set in the late afternoon or early evening, when temperatures are cooler, and smoke can sometimes be seen 75 miles away. MLive.com reports (https://bit.ly/1RzWkAP ) workers stay at fires while they are burning and then check on them later.

The Forest Service plans to post alerts on the Huron-Manistee National Forests’ website and Facebook page about fire times and locations.





Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, https://www.mlive.com

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