Detroit River’s Fighting Island scorched by giant fire

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“It’s a difficult, very hot and very difficult type of fire to fight down in the marsh.”

There were no injuries, no damage to buildings, but staff on the island are still in the process of assessing the full extent of damage to the marshes and boardwalks, Sutton said.

According to officials, it is estimated that 250 to 300 acres of vegetation were damaged.”

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