October 22, 2014

Cause of grass fire along I-75 unknown

James Kuch
James Kuch
Two firemen spray water on the blaze alongside I-75.
James Kuch
A fireman walks alongside the blaze on the side of I-75 in Standish.
James Kuch
The Standish Area Fire Authority was called to a fire alongside I-75 just south of exit 190.
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STANDISH — The cause of a number of grass fires along 1-75 near exits 189,190, and 193 are still under investigation.

The Standish Area Fire Authority, the Arenac County Sheriff’s Department, and the Sterling Area Fire Department were called out to the fires that stretched along four miles of I-75.

Undersheriff Donald McIntyre said the cause of the fires is unknown.

The fires occurred at around 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22.

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