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Photos of Michigan Wildfire by Gina Harman (unless otherwise noted) - News by the Eagle 96.7
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Sleeper Lake Fire- Newberry Fire "Thank You" Video to the Fire Fighters and Volunteers! Produced by Jim Duflo as a gift to the Fire Fighters, Volunteers & to the Community. Thank you Jim! File is 20MEGS - Could take aprox 10 to 20 mintues to download with "good" internet. If you have problems, see if you can view from a friends house. Click Above to View and Post to the Thank You Firemen and Volunteers Message Board.

We have had posts from as far away as Los Angelos California and Alaska! Thanks to everyone who signs - our volunteers will love to read them!

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******Click here to view Sleeper Lake Fire Map******

 

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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Downtown Newberry
Eagle Team, Falls Hotel Team, & Area Residents gathered together for the "Thank the Fire Fighters Parade" in Downtown Newberry while they return from working on the fire (lasted from 8pm to aprox 9:45pm).
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Firemans Thank You Parade - Downtown
Children excited to thank the fighters.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Downtown Newberry
Just one of the many trucks coming in after work and driving through the Firemans "Thank You" Parade.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Newberry Fire Hall
Pictured here is our local fighters during the "Thank the Fire Fighters Parade"! Don Curley on left holding Logan Depew, next in the middle is Adrian Depew, the on far right is Joseph Teske. Thank you for all you do!
 

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Newberry Wildfire Images
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This was our first photo shoot of the Newberry Wildfire.
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This was one of the planes surveying the situation out north. They have worked VERY hard to survey & help get this fire under control.
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Day two photo up at the swamp area on M123 - about the same area as the day before.
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That evening we went out to the hill in Newberry to get this photo.
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August 4th - the sky was filled with tons of smoke and it was very difficult to deal with.
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4.5 miles north in front of my home looking down the highway.
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4-mile corner: this is where the road is closed to travelers on M123.
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This is the Back Burn done on M123 - I was brought in with DNR for this photo.
The more dangerous the fire becomes...the harder it will be to get photos.
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The fire is spreading outward and there are problem areas that cannot be captured with on photo on the hill at this time.
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We went up to the Back Burn area on the 5th, and we asked to get a photo of our brave Fire Fighters - Thank you so much you guys (all of you!). You are doing a brave and wonderful job.   This is a difficult fire for the winds are changing day to day.

Update: Justin Neff is pictured to the far right and is a volunteer for the Portage Fire Dept and a Keyman for the DNR - Thanks Justin!
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This is the 407 Pine Stump area and at the time of this photo....they began evacuating folks from this area.
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Same area closer view.
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Aug 6th, 2007
This shot was taken about 3:00 just north of my home (4.5 miles north of newberry). This is one of the 5 special helicopters that were brought in. They are working very hard right now.
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Aug 6th, 2007
Today I went with Les Homan (DNR) on a ride north through M123. This was a great opportunity to see the hard work being done adjacent to "Skyline" road. This is the road that the firemen are placing to create a barrier that connects M123 to 407. The fireman walking towards the camera is PJ Costa - Thanks PJ! This road has been created with much success.
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Aug 6th, 2007
This is a photo of one of the surveying planes that was over the 4mile corner area on M123. I am not sure of the make and model. I believe there was 2 of this type in our area today.
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Aug 6th, 2007
Shot from directly underneath plane - right from my yard.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resource brought in their Canadair CL-215-V. This aircraft has a 1,400 gal fluid capacity, and can refill its water tank in about ten seconds moving at 75-80 knots
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Aug 6th, 2007
Photo from M123 right in front of my home (4.5 miles north of Newberry).
Minnesota Department of Natural Resource brought in their Canadair CL-215-V. This aircraft has a 1,400 gal fluid capacity, and can refill its water tank in about ten seconds moving at 75-80 knots
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Aug 6th, 2007
"Marsh Master" pictured here....one of many of the pieces of specialty equipment brought in. This one was brought in by Minnesota.
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Aug 6th, 2007
Here is one of the many dedicated firemen that are working hard for Luce County. He was located at the road adjacent to "Skyline". Thank you to all the fire fighters.
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Aug 6th, 2007
When I traveled today with the DNR I also got to go through the "back burn" area again on M123 - this time all the way up pass the Murphy...here is a photo in between the Skyline area and Murphy area.
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Aug 6th, 2007
This photo is the back burn near skyline...around the stretch of swamp area that I love dearly.

THANK YOU to Les and the DNR for bringing me through this area for photo documentation. THANK YOU for all your hard work!
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Aug 7th, 2007
Today I went to M123 (after it reopened) and took this shot of the re-surging fire near Pine Stump. An evacuation soon followed (see news above for details).
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Aug 7th, 2007
Black Hawk Helicopters & the United States Army have arrived. These are incredible machines.
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Aug 7th, 2007
"CH-47 Chinook" Helicopter at Luce County Airport. This one is huge and made possible by the U.S. Army.
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Aug 7th, 2007
"CH-47 Chinook" Helicopter at Luce County Airport - landing.
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Aug 7th, 2007
"CH-47 Chinook" Helicopter at Luce County Airport.

Aug 7th 8:17 note: As I am typing - ITS RAINING OUTSIDE - THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!
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Aug 7th, 2007
"CH-47 Chinook" Helicopter at Luce County Airport with Army Pilot running back to Luce County Airport.

These machines are AMAZING!

They create a lot of wind and you can feel the incredible power that they yield.

Thank you to the ARMY for the much needed help!

Thank you to Jay for allowing me the opportunity to take photos.
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Aug 7th, 2007
Here is one of the many dedicated firemen that are working hard for Luce County. The two gentlemen here are working at the Pinestump area where the fire was creating evacuations.

Sorry we don't have names.

Update: I just found out that the fireman on the left is Charlie Vallier! Good job Charlie...maybe we'll find out who the other gentleman is and update it later.

Thank you!

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Aug 7th, 2007
Four Mile Command Post and Red Cross Center
Pictured here is Terry Stark, Luce County Emergency Manager Coordinator directing units at the mobile command post set up four miles north of Newberry Michigan.
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Aug 7th, 2007
Pine Stump Area during evacuation and defensive measures.
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Aug 7th, 2007
Pine Stump Area
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Aug 7th, 2007
Photo at the Pine Stump Junction Area after evacuation. All different types of equipment has been brought in to fight this very large fire.
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Aug 7th, 2007
Red Cross Center at Four Mile Corner
Mary Archambeau - one of the many RED CROSS volunteers helping at the four mile corner. Mary is an incredible individual that has been there for this community. Along with this, she also runs the Link Center for children in our area.
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Aug 7th, 2007
Location: Round Lake Area
Water Bomber (pictured in above photos from yesterday) loading up.
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Aug 7th, 2007
Location: Four Mile Corner
Well I was updating this site and looked out the window and it was raining!!! So I ran down to the Four Mile Corner and had Linda Walker from the Sheriff's Auxilury pose in front of the 407.
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Aug 8th, 2007
Location: Four Mile Corner
At the Four Mile Mobile Command Center there is a Thank You area for anyone who would like to say "Thank You" to our brave Fire Fighters and Volunteers. We also have an Online Thank You Section - Click Here.
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Aug 8th, 2007
Location: Dollarville Road
This was taken at the top of the hill and it looks as though that little bit of rain made the fire settle down a bit. Everyone is very happy and optimistic.
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Aug 8th, 2007
Location: Four Mile Corner
Red cross Volunteers - we gathered up as many as we could so you could see just some of the wonderful folks donating their time and energy to make sure everyone is doing better.
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Aug 8th, 2007
Location: Four Mile Corner
Fire Fighters looking over the plans of the day - Thank you for all you do!
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Aug 8th, 2007
Location: Four Mile Corner
Also at the Four Mile Corner there is a map for Fire Fighters to show where their home is on the map - with a pin.

It has been the efforts of so many folks local and from far away that have helped protect the Luce County Area.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: The Eagle 96.7 FM
Bart Stupak giving a live interview at the Eagle 96.7 FM Radio with Casey Cook. Thanks Bart for your continuing support.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: M-123 near Skyline Road
Just a little haze over the once billowing area...now many officials let us know that the "Sleeper" Lake Fire may just be getting a nap - but we are praying that it won't wake up.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Road at M123 that stretches to 407
Firefighters starting early in the morning and heading down the new road that helps protect the southern area. Thank you!
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: About 1 mile North of Four Mile Corner on M123
Pictured here is one of our proud "survivor" moose that Chef David Foster placed in his yard with a big "Thank U Fire Fighters" sign! David's father - James Foster is a retired Fire Chief and David wanted to give you the Biggest Thank You - and with this being the "Moose Capital" of Michigan - well, it doesn't get any better (or cuter) than this!!!!

Mr Moose invites you to sign the "Thank You" portion of the site by clicking here.
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Additional Photos
Location: Chesbrough Lake Area
Photos by Ken Palmer
Thank you Ken for your contribution. Ken lives near Chesbrough Lake.
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Additional Photos
Location: Chesbrough Lake Area
Photos by Ken Palmer
Thank you Ken for your contribution. Ken lives near Chesbrough Lake.
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Additional Photos
Location: Chesbrough Lake Area
Photos by Ken Palmer
Thank you Ken for your contribution. Ken lives near Chesbrough Lake.
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Additional Photos
Location: Chesbrough Lake Area
Photos by Ken Palmer
Thank you Ken for your contribution. Ken lives near Chesbrough Lake.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Downtown Newberry
Eagle Team, Falls Hotel Team, & Area Residents gathered together for the "Thank the Fire Fighters Parade" in Downtown Newberry while they return from working on the fire (lasted from 8pm to aprox 9:45pm).
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Newberry Fire Hall
Pictured here is our local fighters during the "Thank the Fire Fighters Parade"! Don Curley on left holding Logan Depew, next in the middle is Adrian Depew, the on far right is Joseph Teske. Thank you for all you do!
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Fireman's Thank You Parade - Downtown
The Duflo Family and friends line up to say their thanks to the firemen.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Firemans Thank You Parade - Downtown
Children excited to thank the fighters.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Downtown Newberry
Just one of the many trucks coming in after work and driving through the Firemans "Thank You" Parade.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Parade
Linda Grant awaiting the first of many of the Fire Fighters in the parade.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Downtown Newberry
Many children were gathered.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Downtown
Superior Twp Fire Dept Truck during parade.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Downtown
Parade photo of Marsh Master returning from out north.
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Old Bank Downtown for Parade
Group of excited residents awaiting to thank the Firemen, DNR, & More!
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Downtown
Happy Family waiting for Firemen and Volunteers!
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Aug 9th, 2007
Location: Downtown at Parade
Big Thank You by the Doyle Children - way to go Billy & Maggie!
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Aug 20th, 2007
Location: Photo taken at about 5:00 pm on M-123 near skyline road looking west.
Sleeper Lake fire wakes up.
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Photo taken by Fire Fighter
Jeremy Draper.
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Photo provided by Jay Hollnagel.

Photos, Info & Thank You

I want to thank all of the people involved with the Fire Fighting efforts - fire fighters, DNR, EMS, etc..., the Red Cross Team, the National Guard, Luce County Airport & Jay, the Seney Group and Equipment, other fire departments from down state and Wisconsin, the pilots from everywhere including Minnesota & their equipment, the United States Army, the Radio Eagle for keeping us posted, the forums, the community, the shelter coordination for those evacuated (at the school), the animal shelter keeping pets - even horses safe, the police that will keep everyone safe, and much much more! Our entire area is very grateful!

We want to thank all the community members that were able to make sandwiches and meals for all the firemen.

Please say prayers for all of these hard workers!

Sincerely,

Gina Harman

Please Note as of 8/10/07: The Muskallonge State Park is open, the weather is beautiful, there is a detour coming up through M123, then to 500 North, & 414 West to 407, then north on 407. If you are coming from 28 near Seney, go north on 77, then east on H58 to Deer Park. Parts of these roads may be gravel, but are in good shape for traveling. This news has been brought to you by Monica Brown at Deer Park Lodge.




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