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DNR, partners battling Goose Marsh Fire in Chippewa County

Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighters and local partners are working to suppress a wildfire, estimated at 35 acres in size, in Chippewa County's Whitefish Township. The fire is contained.

The fire, called the Goose Marsh Fire due to its proximity to a nearby marsh, was reported at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. It is burning in a sandy, difficult to access pine forest. No structures are reported as threatened.

Several bulldozers, large water units and all-terrain vehicles are being used to access and fight the blaze.

The DNR is assisted by firefighters from the Whitefish Township Fire Department and Hulbert Township Fire Department. Other agencies assisting include the Whitefish Township EMS, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Bay Mills Police Department and Chippewa County Central Dispatch. 

The fire cause is under investigation. 

Note to editors: An accompanying photo is available below for download. Caption information follows.

  • Goose Marsh aerial: An image from a fire detection aircraft shows smoke and flames from the Goose Marsh Fire in Whitefish Township.