Thursday, September 6, 2012

Boundary Waters Closure Map Wooden Leg Lake Fire Area

This is a map that goes along with the closure from last night's update:

Current Fire Activity:
Wooden Leg Fire: T64 R9 Section 13: -91 25.43, 48 01.42, BWCAW: Approximately ¼ acres.  The Wooden Leg Fire (located between Moose and Snowbank Lake) was knocked back hard with CL215water dropping aircraft but continues to show activityBecause it is located near blowdown with a heavy balsam regrowth, it is unsafe to put fire crews on the ground.  Due to these circumstances, a decision was made to close Ensign Lake and nearby lakes including Vera, Trident, Frog, Splash, Ashigan, Missionary, and all lakes within the Spider Primitive Management Area (Neglige, etc.)  The Snowbank Hiking Trail from Boot Lake west to the Trailhead is also being closed.  The portage from Boot to Ensign will be closed.  Sucker Lake will have a few campsites closed near the Splash portage. Public Safety crews are sweeping the area today and will be posting portages leading to that area.  
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