Photo shows devastating aftermath of Michigan wildfire - WNEM TV 5

Photo shows devastating aftermath of Michigan wildfire

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Courtesy: Michigan DNR Courtesy: Michigan DNR

Authorities say firefighters have contained a wildfire that burned a portion of a forest in western Michigan.

The photo was shared more than 300 times since it was posted on Facebook. It shows a trail surrounded by blackened forest.

A wildfire covered about 250 acres in Newaygo County near Bills Lake. Firefighters responded Tuesday and officials say cooler temperatures and a decrease in winds helped the flames die down. No injuries were reported a few homes were evacuated as a precaution.

The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known.

Other smaller fires were reported elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service had issued a red flag warning Tuesday for Michigan's entire Lower Peninsula, saying high winds, dry conditions and warm temperatures could cause wildfires to quickly spread.

It's not clear where the DNR’s photo was taken. 

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