Boundary Waters Fire
September 14, 2011 by USA Post
Boundary Waters Fire, The U.S. Forest Service winds expected to ease to curb the growth of a wildfire that has consumed at least 100,000 hectares in the area of?? The boundary water canoe in northeastern Minnesota.
200 firefighters with extensive experience in federal and state agencies are expected to arrive on Wednesday and Thursday, entering the National Guard and others whom have been tracking and fighting the fire that was started by lightning on August 18.
BWCA fire smoke has been reported as far as the suburbs of Chicago and northern Michigan.
Forest Service spokeswoman Lisa Radosevich-Craig says the fire is the largest in terms of area in northeastern Minnesota. So far no buildings have been destroyed, but evacuations have driven tourists from the cabins and houses 36 residents. The fire has closed all entry points, but a dozen of the Boundary Waters Canoe and recreation area.
“We have fire safety equipment and rowing on the lakes so that everyone knows they have to leave the boundary waters,” said Craig Rabosevich. “It is not safe to stay there.”
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