The wild fire at Pere Marquette State Park is history as the wet weather late in the weekend helped fire crews take the upper hand. About 500 acres had been impacted, and hunting was closed in the park over the weekend as the wind swept blaze kept fire fighters from several departments working overtime to keep it away from any structures. There have been no injuries, and no structures damaged.
Thanks to the rain and decreasing winds, the fire was brought under control on Sunday, and Powerline Road was reopened. Almost 2 dozen fire fighters from QEM, Fieldon, Rosedale and Carrollton Fire Departments were on hand yesterday to attack and contain the fire, which was primarily in an undeveloped area in the eastern area of the park. Pere Marquette Lodge and the Visitors Center remained open throughout the fire, but authorities had to ban hunters on the first weekend of shotgun deer season due to the fire danger. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.