Wildfires in the state of Michigan are generally underestimated in regard to number and losses. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources estimates that 8,000 to 10,000 wildfires occur each year in this state. While most of these are small wildfires - burning between 5 and 50 acres—many wildfires exceed 100 acres and some have consumed thousands of acres. In addition, each year 100 to 200 homes and buildings are either lost or damaged due to wildfires. Because most wildfires are caused by human activities, the number of wildfires and losses can be reduced if residents would take more precautions.
MSUE Wildfire News
Composting instead of burning leaves and other garden wastes helps to protect the environment, prevent wildfires and improve soils for healthier plants.
Posted on October 20, 2013 2:59pm by Beth Clawson
On September 5, 2013 during National Preparedness Month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a nationwide, community-based initiative to increase emergency preparedness.
Posted on September 11, 2013 9:09am by Elaine M. Bush
A CWPP helps protect communities from loss caused by wildfire. This article is part two of a two part series. In this article, we will address the contents that go into a CWPP.
Posted on August 9, 2013 3:14pm by Ryan Coffey
A CWPP helps protect communities from loss caused by wildfire. This article is part one of a two part series. The second article discusses the content of a CWPP.
Posted on August 7, 2013 8:48am by Ryan Coffey
Fire has a rather practical and useful place under certain circumstances.
Posted on July 8, 2013 8:41am by Bill Cook