Large Active Fire in Iosco County
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 18:15:05 EDT

Michigan State Police Officials are reporting that a US Forrest Service controlled burn in Iosco County, north of Sand Lake and just south of Cooke Dam Pond is no longer considered controlled and is only 20-30% contained, or around 2,000 acres.

About 65 residents in the area have been evacuated. The sid town subdivision in Oscoda Township is being evacuated by law enforcement. Police say residents are to go east on River Road. The fire has jumped River Road near Monument and River. Residents are advised to not go west.

A shelter for residents has been set up at the East Tawas Community Center at 760 Newman Street.


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