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Two Wild Fires in Northern Minnesota

Two Wild Fires in Northern Minnesota

Delta Fire and Radar Fire both under control

NORTHERN, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~  July 18, 2021  (LSN)   To help ensure public safety and protect natural resources, burning restrictions are in effect for the eastern portion of Roseau County and all of Beltrami, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Morrison, St. Louis, Todd, and Wadena counties, excluding tribal lands.

Under the restrictions:

  • Only campfires in an established fire ring associated with a home, cabin, campground, or resort are allowed.
  • No campfires are allowed for dispersed, remote, or backcountry camping. Camp stoves are permitted.burning restrictions in affect for eastern portion of Roseau County and all of Beltrami, Cook, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties, excluding tribal lands. Burning restrictions remain in effect for Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties
  • No fireworks may be ignited on any public or private land outside city limits (check with your local community for any additional restrictions).
  • The state will not issue burning permits for brush or yard waste.

The burning restrictions will remain in effect until terminated by the DNR Commissioner when weather and environmental conditions indicate a reduction in fire danger.

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Campfire restrictions

  • No campfires are allowed for dispersed, remote, or backcountry camping.
  • No campfires in state park backcountry campsites in affected counties—regardless if the backcountry campsite has a fire ring.
  • State parks in other parts of the state may also have instituted burning restrictions for backcountry camping. Contact the park office or check postings at the campground or park office before starting a campfire.
  • Campfires in established fire rings in state parks and state forest campgr

Delta Fire

The Delta Lake Fire continues to be the primary active fire within the West Zone Complex. It is burning predominantly on private and National Forest System lands, bumping up to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, in a thicket of waist- to chest-high blowdown that hampers firefighter access. Firefighting resources are working to establish a containment line around the 65-acre fire to prevent its spread

Fire fighter and public safety are the priority in this high recreation use area.

Radar Fire

A wildfire was detected 5 miles NW of Bemidji on Tuesday, July 13 at about 3:00 p.m. in Eckles Township near Radar Road. Extremely dry conditions led to rapid spread of the wildfire Tuesday afternoon and nearby homes were evacuated. Minnesota DNR aircraft, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, and the Beltrami and Solway fire departments initially responded to the fire into the evening hours. The evacuation orders have been lifted.

 

 

Additional closures announced in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near US-Canada border 

— The Superior National Forest is announcing additional closures in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) effective July 18, 2021, due to wildfires in Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park that have the potential to spread to the US side of the border. Recent reconnaissance flights conducted by fire managers have indicated an increase in fire behavior, despite the lighter winds; and fuels in this area are pre-heating and becoming more volatile.  Similar to the closures announced on July 15, this latest BWCAW closure order will remain in effect for at least seven days or until it is safe to open the area again.  

This BWCAW Closure Order includes the following entry points:  

    • Little Indian Sioux River North #14 
    • Moose / Portage River #16 
    • Stuart River #19 
    • Angleworm Lake #20 
    • South Hegman Lake #77 
    • Little Vermilion Lake #12 
    • Lac La Croix Only #12A 
    • Blandin Trail #11 
    • Herriman Lake Trail #13 
    • Sioux-Hustler Trail #15 
    • Angleworm Trail #21 

Additionally, the following campsites, portages and lakes are closed:

All trails, campsites, portages and lakes that are accessed by the closed entry points listed above, including but not limited to - Loon Lake, Lac la Croix, Ge-be-on-e-quet Lake, Oyster Lake, Shell Lake, Hustler Lake, Sterling Lake, Ramshead Lake, Lake Agnes, Sterling Lake, White Feather Lake, Chippewa Lake, Gun Lake, Jackfish Lake, Lake Agnes, Fourtown Lake, Horse Lake, all zones of the Sundial Pristine Management Area (1 through 5), and the Weeny Pristine Management Area. A map of the closure area can be found on the Forest website. 

The Forest has enacted this closure order given the increased fire activity of the Canada fires, and the time required to locate and move BWCAW visitors out of the area if the wildfires spread into the US and create hazardous conditions. The Forest closed entry points that feed into the closure areas where the fire could threaten public safety. Travel times to these areas in the BWCAW are measured in days, not hours, and this would not allow for rapid evacuation of the area. Quetico Provincial Park has already enacted a closure area for the fires. 

Today, wilderness rangers initiated contact with visitors on and near the Iron Lake and Crooked Lake travel corridors and this new closure area, instructing them to move out of the area to safer zones.  

The Forest will be canceling quota permit reservations for the entry points listed. Those with reservations will be contacted, reimbursed and redirected to other areas of the Forest that do not require BWCAW quota permits to ensure they still have the opportunity to experience the Forest and its remote lakes in a safe manner.  

Fire managers are monitoring and flying the international border daily and will determine when it is safe to lift this closure. Additionally, the Forest is communicating daily with the Fort Frances District Fire Management Supervisor for the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry for updates on fire management activities along the border and will work with Ontario authorities to monitor, assess, and initiate actions if required. 

Northern Minnesota, including the Superior National Forest, is facing abnormally dry drought conditions, with no sign of relief from precipitation in the near future. There is currently one active fire on the Forest, the Delta Fire, first detected on July 7, 2021. Firefighters are making progress containing the 65-acre fire which has proved logistically challenging due to it burning in waist to chest high blowdown conditions. Due to the Delta Lake Fire, Forest managers closed an area in the BWCAW on Friday, July 9, 2021. For details on this closure, visit our website. 

Forest website for more information on the restrictions. 

The Forest will provide updates on the BWCAW closures and the wildfire situation as more information becomes available.  

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