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      Fires break out in the Upper Peninsula

      UPDATE: 9:15 p.m.

      The wildfire has grown in size to eight to ten acres. The DNR says firefighters have a line around the fire. They will go home at 10:00 p.m. and return to the scene at 8:00 a.m. Saturday to finish putting out the fire.


      The Department of Natural Resources was on the scene of a brush fire in northeast Dickinson County on Friday evening.

      It was discovered around 4:30 on Friday afternoon. The DNR says the fire has grown to about four acres in size, and continues to spread.

      There was also a small wildfire reported just south of Ishpeming on Island Lake Road off of County Road 581. That fire was about an acre in size and has been contained.

      In Republic, a small grass fire was put out on Friday afternoon.

      We will have reports on the Dickinson County fire as they come in.