May 24-25, 2012
On Friday, May 25, 2012, a fire was detected at what's typically called Top of the World by many Association members. Several members of the Association responded with shovels, etc. while the Marquette Township Volunteer Fire Dept. was called. Two trucks responded; the smaller truck on the upper parking lot and the larger truck in the main, lower parking lot. The large truck pumped fire-fighting foam to the smaller truck which sprayed the foam that smothered the fire. No one was injured and no structure was damaged. The fire scorched approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of an acre of tinder dry forest. No trees were lost and the fire was confined to the forest floor.
If it were not for the quick action of the fire department and members of the Association, this could have been much, much worse.
Here are some pictures from the fire site.: