Ann Arbor based Edward Vielmetti has maps and links for the massive Sleeper Lake Fire that has burned about 20,000 acres in Luce County north of Newberry in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Gina Harmon of Superior Sights has some great photos and coverage of this devastating fire from a local perspective. They have also set up a thank you message board for firefighters.
Last night in the Absolute Michigan pool, one of the members who lives in the evacuation zone posted a personal account of the fire and asked for prayers for rain and calm winds … or wind from the NW to push the fire back to burned areas to starve it. Another person posted a photo and some recollections of a 1920s cabin that the fire destroyed (and that video we link to above).
Here’s a YouTube clip of a CL215 fire bomber swooping some water out of Round Lake (too cool … if too short!) and an awesome video by Andrea Maio.