REPUBLIC, MI-- A wildfire has consumed more than 70 acres in Humboldt Township. Department of Natural Resources firefighters and crews from four township fire departments are battling the blaze, which was spotted Thursday around 1 p.m. about four miles northeast of Republic. As of Thursday night it was reportedly 60 percent contained. No homes or other structures have been threatened and no evacuations were ordered. The DNR says in the past day or two loggers have been working at the site...
MARQUETTE, MI-- A paddle boarder had to be rescued from Lake Superior near Picnic Rocks in Marquette Wednesday. The City Fire Department was called out around 6 p.m. in response to a distress call. Two lifeguards on a jet ski were deployed and stayed with the person until the Coast Guard arrived and brought the paddle boarder to shore. The Marquette Fire Department is reminding kayakers and paddle boarders to know their skill level and limitations before going out onto Lake Superior.