Northern Michigan is having a fire problem. Wildfire risk levels range from high to extreme across areas of the north, with the area around Big Rapids in the "extreme" threat level. The DNR reports 20 wildfires in a 30 mile radius around Twin Lake.
“This incident emphasizes the importance of wearing life jackets while boating,” said Lt. Skip Hagy, a DNR regional law supervisor. “Once again, the Great Lakes have proved they are nothing to underestimate, especially on days with high seas.”