PARADISE, Mich. (WZZM/AP) -- Governor Snyder Friday declared a state of disaster in portions of Luce and Schoolcraft counties because of the Duck Lake wildfire.
The declaration frees up the use of all available state resources to fight the fire.
Authorities have closed sections of Tahquamenon Falls State Park in the Upper Peninsula because of an approaching wildfire.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Friday the park's Lower Falls campground and Upper Falls viewing area are off-limits. Visitors are being evacuated.
Park staffers have notified more than 100 campers. Some have canceled their reservations. Others have relocated from the Lower Falls campground to the Rivermouth campground or to Muskallonge Lake State Park.
The DNR says if the fire continues on its current path, it will get to within one mile of the Upper Falls viewing area by Friday night. Officials urged visitors to avoid the Tahquamenon Falls area during the Memorial Day weekend.
The Duck Lake Fire has burned nearly 20,000 acres in Luce County.