U.P. Fire Danger still high

Most of the Upper Peninsula is still under a high fire warning as dry conditions continue to plague the region.

The eastern half of the U.P. has the greatest risk of wildfire potential due to wind gusts over 20 miles per hour and humidity levels hovering around 30 percent. The high warning level spans from Alger County eastward through Mackinac County and will most likely stay in effect throughout the weekend.

Wind conditions aren’t as severe for the western half of the U.P., so the warning isn’t as high, but caution should still be considered. The increased potential for wildfire will continue until there has been a substantial amount of rainfall. Burn restrictions will also remain in effect until conditions are deemed suitable.