All BWCAW Wildfires Contained or Controlled

By KBJR News 1

September 8, 2012 Updated Sep 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM CST

(Northland’s NewsCenter) --- All wildfires are contained, controlled or out in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Firefighters are now mopping up the Cummings Lake fire that grew to 50 acres.

Superior National Forest officials say if weather conditions turn dry and windy, the fires could become active again.

Meanwhile fire restrictions for the entire BWCAW remain.

Visitors may have campfires from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight and are allowed to use gas and propane stoves at anytime.

Closures include: Ensign, Vera, Trident, Frog, Splash, Spigot, Perdu, Trader, Shallow, Arkose, Explorer, Bedford, Wooden Leg, Grub, Ashigan, Missionary, Boot, Haven, Abinodji, Swing, and Gibson Lakes. The Snowbank Hiking Trail from Boot Lake west to the Trailhead is also closed. Sucker Lake has a few campsites closed near the Splash portage.

Jennifer Walch
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