Update Sept. 4, 2012
LOCATION: Township 64, Range 14, Section 28 (southwest corner), on a peninsula separating the west end of Cummings from the northeast side of Otter Lake.
DATE DETECTED: September 2, 2012
SIZE: Estimated at forty acres
AGENCY: Superior National Forest, West Zone
SPECIAL MESSAGES: As noted in yesterday’s update, crews made good progress in creating control lines around the fire. Additional work will be required on the northwest corner. Predicted precipitation did not materialize. Conditions continue to be very dry but winds are expected to be light. Beartown, a 10-person crew from Michigan arrived to assist. Today they will be flown in to relieve local crews so that local crews are available for initial attack.
CLOSURES: With the exception of a few individual campsites, there are no closures at this time. Stay tuned for potential campfire restrictions.
Fort Frances #53 (Norway Point) FireFort Frances #53, the Canadian Fire on Norway Point of Basswood Lake, is at 12 hectares (approximately 30 acres). This fire will be monitoring today by Canadian and US aerial resources as well as a Forest Service ground crew.
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