Grand Marais, MICHIGAN – On July 19, 2021 around 3:00 pm, a United States Coast Guard vessel out of Station Marquette reported seeing a wildland fire near Twelvemile Beach campground in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PRNL).

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fire fighters, with assistance from Burt Township Fire and PRNL park rangers, responded. Approximately six acres burned of both state forest and national park lands.

Investigations into the start of the fire are ongoing. Firefighters will be on scene today conducting mop up operations.

Large amounts of smoke and limited visibility may affect the area for the next couple of days near Twelvemile Beach campground and along Highway 58 near Kingston Lake campground.