Tuesday, June 21, 2011
BWCAW FIRE UPDATE Lake Three Area Boundary Waters Horseshoe Island
Horseshoe Island (Lake Three) Fire
Update – June 20, 2011
DATE OF DETECTION: June 13, 2011
CURRENT SIZE: 31 acres
LOCATION: T62N, R9W, Sec. 2 NWNW; Horseshoe Island in Lake Three within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)
AGENCY: Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi Ranger District
STATUS: First sighted by visitors on June 12, 2011 and reported on June 13, 2011
SMOKE CONDITIONS: Some smoke may be visible in the general area of Lake Three.
RESOURCES: The fire is being monitored as needed based on weather and fire behavior.
RE-OPENED: All campsites in the southern end of Lake Three have been re-opened.
FIRE INFORMATION: (218) 365-2093 Becca Manlove
(218) 365-7619 Tracy Richards
Today’s Messages: Visitors approaching burned areas should use caution due to the danger of falling trees. In the narrow channel next to the burned island paddlers should stay as close to the green shore as possible. The fire activity is low due to damp weather. Visitors are continuing to travel throughout Lake Three. All portages are open, including the portage into Horseshoe Lake.
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