No Change in "Let it Burn" Policy

By KBJR News 1

No Change in "Let it Burn" Policy

April 13, 2012 Updated Apr 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- After the US Forest Service received some criticism over the handling of the Pagami Creek fire, a policy that calls for allowing naturally started forest fires to burn has not changed.

After the Pagami Creek fire last fall, some lawmakers called for an investigation into the Federal mandate.

On federal land, the forest service lets some fires run their course, when they are not endangering life or property.

Officials from the Superior National forest say the Pagami Creek fire grew so big because of unpredictable conditions and unusual fire behavior, not because of the federal let burn policy.

Zach Vavricka

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