Campfire Restriction Remains in Place for the BWCAW

By KBJR News 1

Campfire Restriction Remains in Place for the BWCAW

September 11, 2012 Updated Sep 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM CDT

Ely, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The National Forest Service is still restricting campfires in the Boundary Water Canoe Area due to the dry, windy conditions in the area.

Visitors are still only allowed to burn campfires between 7pm and midnight.

Fire crews continue to battle the most recent fire that was discovered along Batista Lake, east of Agnes Lake.

Crews from the Forest Service have been dumping water with floatplanes and helicopters in order to contain the flames.

The ongoing Fort Frances fire on the Canadian side of the border remains at 40 acres. Crews are monitoring this fire.

The Cummings Lake fire has been contained and crews anticipate calling this fire controlled after the line is tested today.

Fires that are considered suppressed or out include:
- Wooden Leg Fire in the BWCA declared out at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The lake, portage, and trail closures associated with this fire are lifted. Fire restrictions (fires only between 7 p.m. and midnight) are still in effect in this area as well as within the entire BWCAW.

- Rivard Fire (declared out on Monday)

- Beartrap Fire (declared out on on Thursday)

- Cloquet Line, Hawk’s Nest, Thunder Lake, Spring Creek, Fire Lake, and Aikio Fires (declared out on Friday)

Posted to the web by Krista Burns