I am surprised a tree that caught on fire last week was named the “Partridge Lake Fire.” It seems a bit odd, kind of like naming a hurricane when it’s not even a tropical storm yet. I hope this doesn’t mean the USFS expects this fire to expand and actually become a fire.
This area is near mid-trail, about 30 miles from Grand Marais, Minnesota and the fire has been contained and controlled.
From the USFS...
August 7, 2014
At approximately 1635 (4:35 p.m.) yesterday, Wednesday, August 6th, a Beaver 2 airplane discovered a fire northwest of Partridge Lake and southeast of South Lake, about a mile south of the Canadian Border. The fire is believed to have been started by lightning from Tuesday night’s storm and has been named the Partridge Fire. The Partridge Fire is located in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCAW). The direction from the Line Officer is to suppress the fire using Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (M.I.S.T.). At this time, there are no trail or area closures. Superior National Forest (SNF) Crew 21 is hiking into the fire. Updates on fire activity and status will be posted as they become available.
The Partridge Fire was contained and controlled Thursday 8/7 around 17:45. Crew 22 will be hiking into the fire today to check for heat.
Additional SNF info at: www.fs.usds.gov/superior