Forest Fires in Michigan. Forest fires in northern Michigan, aided by the high winds, recently destroyed at least three villages and caused damage amounting to $200,000. While a big fire was being fought at Wolverine, a forest fire threatened another section of the village, and while that town’s fire department was busy, a call came in from Rondo, three miles off. The firemen could not answer it. and Rondo was swept from end to end by the flames. An hotel, several stores and houses and the Michigan Central station were burned. A great fire also raged near Fouch, destroying several farm buildings and a big lumber camp and much valuable timber. Kentucky, a village near Bryne City, was wiped out, with great quantities of logs and standing timber.