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Brittle Fire

Unit Information

Huron-Manistee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1755 S Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601

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Incident Contact

Joshua Veal
Phone: 231-775-2421
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Brittle Fire Vicinity Map 04/30/2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

 The Brittle fire started on Friday, April 23, 2021 during prescribed fire operations. The Brittle fire is located in Iosco County on the Huron Shore Ranger District of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday April 23rd, 2021 approx. 02:30 PM
LocationHuron-Manistee National Forest, Between Sand Lake and River Road.
Incident CommanderBrian Pisarek EAIMT
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates44.403 latitude, -83.715 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel132
Size5,666 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Estimated Containment DateFriday April 30th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber(Litter and Understory. Continuous Jack Pine

Significant Events

Minimal Creeping Smoldering


Planned Actions

Firefighters will continue to mop up and extinguish hot spots that have potential to threaten the fireline and remove hazard trees adjacent to the line and along roads and trails. Repair fireline where feasible. Rehab interior plow lines where feasible.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Minimal fire spread potential. Smoldering logs continue to burn out on edges of unburned interior islands.

24 hours: Minimal fire spread potential. Heavy fuels, stumps and logs continue to burn out. Occasional smokes showing upon edges of interior unburned islands.

48 hours: Minimal fire spread potential. Heavy fuels, stumps and logs continue to burnout.

72 hours: Minimal activity. Occasional stumps and logs continue to burn out.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Monitor and patrol. Look for smokes on edges of unburned fuel inside the fire perimeter.


Fire perimeter has line around it, some work to be completed on interior hotspots.