BALTIC CITY (AP) A blaze that’s scorching the lake’s northern shores is threatening to threaten the region’s once-thriving fishing industry and a lakefront hotel.
It’s the latest in a string of blazes in the Lake region that have prompted some locals to call for help from the federal government, which has been at a loss for resources.
The blaze that has scorched the northern shores of the lake is threatening the regions once-treasured fishing industry.
The Lake Region Council has asked the federal Bureau of Land Management to assess a request from the National Park Service for a fire safety assessment.
Officials have not made a recommendation.
Officials say a lake fire is the most dangerous type of fire in the lake, which is home to more than 1 million people.
The region’s population has grown since World War II, when the Great Lakes were once a bustling fishing hub.
Many of the lakes’ most famous fish were caught in the region, but today, there are few.
Officials don’t know why the blaze began Wednesday but say the fire is fueled by the burning of livestock.
The Lake Region has been plagued by livestock fires in recent years, with more than 40 fires in 2016.
Lake fire: Smoke from a Lake Fire burns over an area near the North Shore Marina on Thursday.
(AP Photo/Joe Rimkus)Lake fire on Lakeland: The Lakeland Fire burned through the forest along the lake shoreline on Thursday, threatening a hotel on Lakeville.
It burned through a portion of a residential subdivision on Lake Street, destroying a home and a trailer park.
The city has evacuated residents in the area.
The fire has caused the evacuation of Lakeville and the Northshore Marina.
Lake Fire: The fire that began in the North and South Shore areas of Lakeland has spread across the lake.
The area has been shut down while firefighters battle the blaze.
The lake was declared a federal disaster area.