Crews battle west Ishpeming fire

MARQUETTE — Some residents have evacuated their homes as emergency responders battle a brush fire in west Ishpeming tonight.

Officials at Marquette County Central Dispatch said crews were called to the fire around 7 p.m. near County Road CS, off of County Road 581.

The Ishpeming Township Fire Department and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources were acting as lead agencies, officials said. Several departments and agencies were reportedly on scene and central dispatchers were continuing to coordinate efforts and gather more information.

Dispatchers also said some people had evacuated their homes, but it’s currently unclear how many.