The Michigan DNR has decided it is now safe to re-open the popular Tahquamenon Falls State Park – with the exception of the hiking trails north of M-123, including the North Country Trail, which will remain closed.
As of yesterday afternoon, all of the landowners for whom they have contact information and whose structures have been assessed have been contacted. They expect to complete the structure assessment today.
The latest estimate is that there are 134 properties within the perimeter of the fire. Ninety-nine properties have been inspected. Inspections are ongoing, and the entire fire area has not been inventoried. Of the 99 properties inspected, 39 properties have suffered losses. On the 39 properties that suffered losses – some with multiple structures — 97 structures were destroyed.