Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Forest Service released reports that review overall management of the Pagami Creek Wildfire that burned the Superior National Forest in 2011.
Fire specialists provide a perspective from local, regional, and national levels in the reports.
Key Findings include:
- All actions and decisions that were associated with the management of the Pagami Creek Wildfire were consistent with the laws, regulations and policies.
- Unexpected fire behavior was the key factor in the large growth of the fire. The fire moved not only unexpectedly, but unprecedented for firefighters and managers in the area. The fire intensity created problems where the system was functional.
- Due to employee actions, the public was safely evacuated.
- As a result of training and effective shelter deployment, employees suffered no serious physical injuries.