Cool Temperatures Lift Campfire Restrictions in the BWCAW

By KBJR News 1

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Cool Temperatures Lift Campfire Restrictions in the BWCAW

September 27, 2012 Updated Sep 27, 2012 at 11:57 AM CDT

With cooling temperatures and shorter days, the Forest Service has lifted restrictions that previously limited the hours for campfires in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Visitors may now use campfires, charcoal, and wood-burning camp stoves at all hours of the day.

Forest managers also determined that it is safe to re-open the area inside the BWCAW along the Canadian border and around Knife Lake to public use.

A survey of the Emerald Lake/Ft. Frances #59 wildfire showed very little evidence of active fire behavior. The area inside the BWCAW was closed earlier this month while fire was burning on the Canadian side.

Fire crews will continue to monitor the fire area.

Dry, sunny weather is inviting visitors to the Forest to view fall colors and for early hunting season.

Forest managers ask visitors to be extra careful with all open fires as conditions are still dry in the woods.

For updates on the conditions in the Superior Natonal Forest, check out the Forest website.

Posted to the web by Jenna Vogt