Michigan Forest Fires.
According to a report prepared by State Forest Warden Fierce. Michigan forest fires of last autumn did damage amounting to $2,570,446. A Federal government report some time ago estimated the Michigan losses as $44,000,000. Warden Pierce in his report criticises many of the reports of property damage and loss of life circulated at the time of the fires as exaggerated. His own figures, he says, have been taken largely from reports received from supervisors, fire wardens and timber owners, such reports having been received from all but eighty-two of the 949 townships in the thirty-six counties comprising the forest fire district.