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Don’t let history repeat itself

May 21, 2013
Daily Press

Today marks an anniversary most Upper Peninsula residents would like to forget. A year ago today, May 21, 2012, a lightening strike in the Newberry area ignited what would become the largest fire the state had seen in over three decades. In the end, the Duck Lake Fire caused an enormous amount of damage and loss. In all, 49 homes 58 outbuildings, two businesses and 26 campers were destroyed in the blaze. It cost $3 million to fight and took several weeks to finally bring the wildfire under control.



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