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Those affected by UP wildfire hoping for federal grants

DUCK LAKE, Mich. -- Those affected by the wildfire in Michigan's upper peninsula are hoping for fire grants provided by FEMA.

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow met with officials and residents affected by the fire and says that FEMA can now give fire grants.

Michigan state leaders recently toured the area devastated by the Duck Lake fire that is still burning.

The flames have scored more than 21,000 acres of land and destroyed over 100 homes, garages, and campers.

Governor Rick Snyder also visited and had optimistic words from those suffering from the damage.

Synder also thanked those who have helped the state during the fire.

"People really rally. And that's one of the things we want to do. We want to say thank you to people throughout Michigan who are rallying to come help one another. We actually had good support from other states. Wisconsin and Minnesota helped. So it shows how people can work together," Governor Snyder said.

The governor hopes that fire crews will have the fire contained within the next two weeks.

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