Smoke in the air is NOT from Boundary Waters:
FROM OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HERE IN ELY:
Most of the Ely area as well as other parts of Northeastern MN are experiencing a strong smoke smell from Canadian fires. The majority of the fires in Canada are being managed by Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) Districts Red Lake and Sioux Lookout districts. These districts combined, have a total of 76 fires involving 654224 acres. Most of these fires are lightning caused and will be managed by the OMNR. The inversion this morning is causing the smoke to stay in the area. Increased wind speeds and lower humidity, will decrease the smell of smoke to the area.
Visitor Information Specialist
Superior National Forest
Kawishiwi Ranger District
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Smoke in the Ely Area NOT FROM BWCAW
I'm the Marketing Director, Catalog Director and Webmaster at Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog here in Ely, Minnesota on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We specialize in lightweight canoes and camping gear and have been serving our community and the worldwide community of paddlers since 1979. We know our stuff because we get out there and paddle. We are passionate about canoeing and wilderness.