Ryan Bentley (231) 439-9342 - firstname.lastname@example.org
6:58 AM PDT, May 25, 2012
GOOD HART — Area firefighters responded to a wildfire off M-119 near Good Hart earlier today, Friday, May 25.
Firefighters were called to the scene at 6:27 a.m. today.
Harbor Springs Area Fire Department chief Dick Schiller, whose agency provided mutual aid to the Readmond-Friendship-Cross Village Fire Department at the scene, said the blaze occurred along the east side of M-119 in a sparsely populated area between Robinson and Middle Village roads.
Readmond-Friendship-Cross Village fire chief Don Horn said the fire was contained to areas totaling about 5.6 acres.
The affected terrain was mostly wooded and hilly, Schiller said.
“A lot of work had to be done on foot by the firefighters with rakes and shovels,” he added.
A moderate amount of wind fed the fire, Schiller said, but “for the most part it stayed on the ground. It did not get up into the tops of the trees.”
Horn said firefighters were able to keep nearby buildings protected against fire damage, and that there were no injuries at the scene.
The fire was largely under control by 8 a.m., Schiller said.
As of about 9:45 a.m., Horn said his department remained on the scene checking for hot spots.
A Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighting crew also responded to the scene.
Horn and Schiller did not know the fire’s cause.
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