Blaze in Carbondale log home shoots flames into the sky in Menominee County, closes U.S.-41; and there were numerous structure and wildfires reported across the U.P. Monday for the third day in a row

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 5-1-18 – 6:26 a.m. ET – 5:26 CT

Photo by Bryce J. Ranta

Photo by Bryce J. Ranta


Wildfires burn structures and more as firefighters across the U.P. were kept busy Monday for the third day in a row

Photo by Bryce J. Ranta

Photo by Bryce J. Ranta


U.P. Wildfire conditions promise to be extremely dangerous again today

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director

(Carbondale, MI) – A huge log home blaze caused U.S.-41 in to be closed in Menominee County Monday night as it shot flames over 40 feet into the air.
U.S.-41 was closed for about three hours because of the blaze.

The fire happened just before 5 p.m. CT on U.S.-41 in the community of Carbondale.
The blaze was located near County Road 338.


The house was a complete loss and was one of several structures fires reported today and over the weekend as wildfires ran amuck including a 15 acre fire that destroyed three structures including a mobile home.

Photo by Bryce J. Ranta

Photo by Bryce J. Ranta

The owner of the home managed to escape without injury. No injuries reported.

The beautiful log home is nestled on a hill just off the highway – and would be the dream home for any Yooper.

Those assisting on the scene or fighting the fire were the Menominee County Sheriffs Department, the Menominee-Ingalls Townships Volunteer Fire Department, Mid County Rescue and the Stephenson Volunteer Fire Department.

Plus two fire departments from Marinette County, WI were called in for mutual aid: the town of Wagner Fire Department and the Wausaukee Fire Department.

Photo by Bryce J. Ranta

Photo by Bryce J. Ranta


The photos are courtesy of Bryce J. Ranta

Other fires we reported on Monday:

Things are getting crazy at the wildfire that has burned three structures in Wells Township in south Marquette County.
Now an assault has been reported at the destroyed trailer and wildfire located at 5181 County Road SAI in Wells Township, MI
Its a neighbor on neighbor assault complaint.
The owner of the trailer is accursed of assaulting a neighbor who tried to help put out the fire – remember tho, that is just one side of story.
Two barn-like out-building structures were also destroyed.
The wildfire burns about 14 acres.
The fire rekindled late Monday night and was easily put out.


URGENT URGENT URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 4-30-18 – 1 p.m. ET – Numerous reported wildfires in the U.P. in the last 10 minutes. Local officials in Delta County requesting DNR launch all pilots.
Smoke reported near Boney Falls Dam at unknown location toward CR 426 in Cornell, MI
In addition, in Wells Township located in Marquette County – a wildfire and (possible house fire, but officials unsure) is reported in a remote area County Road SI – Forsyth Township Volunteer Fire Department and EMS responding. Heavy smoke seen in five miles away. In what may be the same fire – a wildfire is reported on/near 5181 County Road SAI in Wells Township in the Watson/Arnold area.
Trailer fire – hardwoods – two small barn structures on fire-Department

A dramatic looking brush fire in Chocolay Township also caused concerns on Acorn Lane near the casino – however it was quickly put out.

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin and Traffic Advisory – 4-30-18 – 10:04 p.m. CT -11:04 p.m. ET – Large vehicle fire M-95 in Dickinson County near Marquette County Line.
Sagola Township Fire Department responding.
Tires exploding – fire spreading into woods.
Vehicle is fully engulfed on a trailer – Northbound lane being shut down – tires exploding.
Also a dead deer in the way.

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