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The Sleeper Lake Fire was a wildfire that occurred north of the Village of Newberry in Luce County, Michigan. The fire most likely started with a lightning strike on August 2, 2007 near Sleeper Lake.

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The Michigan National Guard was called out for firefighting duty.

Fire progression Edit

The fire began in the vicinity of Sleeper Lake and burned towards the southeast over largely uninhabited marsh and bogs. By August 5, 2007, southeasterly winds began to push the fire towards the north, threatening structures and forcing nearby residents to evacuate.[1] By that point, the fire had burned an estimated 12,000 acres (49 km2).[1] By August 13, the burned area had increased to 18,500 acres (75 km2).[2]

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