Wildfire burns at least 1,500 acres in Michigan, prompting evacuations; no reports of injuries
Investigators say they've found where the fire started in Mentor Township, but not now
Authorities say a wildfire in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula that burned more than 1,400 acres and forced the evacuation of about 50 homes was caused by at least one person.
WWTV/WWUP reports investigators on Thursday found where the fire started but didn't know exactly how the flames began.
The fire in the area of the Huron National Forest was near Mack Lake in Oscoda County's Mentor Township. The U.S. Forest Service says it was fully contained by Thursday morning. There were no reports of injuries or structures being burned. An American Red Cross shelter was set up in the nearby community of Mio.
Officials say rain helped firefighting efforts.
The Oscoda County sheriff's department says the homes evacuated Wednesday included some small subdivisions and most were seasonal homes.
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