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      Seney wildfire grows, threatening state land

      The Department of Natural Resources says that the Seney National Wildlife Refuge fire is threatening to burn across the refuge's northern boundary and onto state-managed land.

      The DNR says the fire's last known size is 3,220 acres and it is 65 percent contained. The DNR's fire management team will assist in the fire suppression efforts, while the US Fish and Wildlife Service team works to keep the fire in the refuge under control.

      At 1 p.m. on Thursday the field staff stated that the air attack has been effective near M-28, but the closure of M-28 is potentially imminent.

      The DNR battled seven wildfires in the Upper Peninsula on Wednesday, three of which are contained but still burning. Officials are also asking the public to be extremely cautious with anything that could possibly ignite another fire.