Smoke From Canada Crosses the Lake

IT’S HOT AND HUMID IN UPPER MICHIGAN, BUT THE HAZE OVER SOME PARTS OF THE U–P MAY BE RELATED TO CANADIAN FOREST FIRES.

A HEAVY LAYER OF SMOKE COVERING THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA IS THE RESULT

OF FOREST FIRES BURNING IN ONTARIO, CANADA.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE BEEN FIELDING CALLS FROM CONCERNED CITIZENS MOST OF THE DAY.

THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES HAS HAD SPOTTER PLANES UP TO MAKE SURE NONE OF THE SMOKE IS RELATED TO FIRE ON THE AMERICAN SIDE.

PILOTS REPORT THAT THE SMOKE IS COMING FROM CANADA AND IS BLOWING ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR.

THE SMOKE IS NOTICEABLE IN SEVERAL UPPER MICHIGAN COUNTIES, INCLUDING MARQUETTE, BARAGA AND IRON COUNTY.