GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say the controlled burn that turned into a wildfire in northern Michigan is nearly completely contained.
The U.S. Forest Service said the wildfire covering 5,800 acres was 98% contained Friday. The Brittle fire in Iosco County, which is part of the Huron-Manistee National Forests, started from a prescribed burn on April 23.
Nearly all of the fire was on Forest Service land and no buildings have been lost.
The Forest Service said it will be conducting a full review of how the prescribed fire became a wildfire. The findings will be released when the review has been completed.