CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A 20-man firefighting crew from West Virginia is in Michigan to help monitor national forests for the risk of forest fires.
The West Virginia Division of Forestry dispatched the crew Wednesday, which includes 12 foresters and eight civilian firefighters. The members will be divided into two teams; one unit will be stationed at the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan’s upper peninsula and the second unit will be at Huron-Manistee National Forests.
No large wildfires have been reported in the Upper Peninsula, but dry conditions have put the area at high risk.
The teams are expected to be in Michigan for two weeks.