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Ham Lake Fire May 21st Part 2

Voyageur after the fire Some of you have asked how Voyageur is after the Ham Lake Fire.  A wildfire is an amazing force with a mind of its own.  It is unpredictable and relies on many variables to determine how and where

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Ham Fire May 21st, 2007

May 21 100% contained The Ham Lake Fire was officially contained on the U.S. side at 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 19, 2007.  At that time overall containment of the fire was 65% but I’m sure it is more now. 

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Ham Fire May 20, 2007

More good news The USFS has decided to re-open the lakes at the end of the Gunflint Trail on May 22nd.  This is also the same day non-residents will be allowed past the roadblock at Gunflint Narrows Road.  Due to

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Ham Fire May 19th, Part 2

May 19 Home We haven’t been this happy since the 4th of May.  The Sheriff’s Department decided to let the residents of the end of the Gunflint Trail go home today.  Good thing too because we were prepared to cover

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Ham Fire May 19th, 2007 Part 1

Many of the residents of the Gunflint Trail that were evacuated are now back at home. They are busy getting settled back in and for the business owners it’s back to business as usual. After all, it is the Canadian

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Ham Fire May 18, 2007

BWCA openings The expected containment date of the Ham Lake Fire is May 20th so it should come as no surprise the US Forest Service will open many of the Gunflint Trail Entry Points on this day as well.   The

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Ham Fire May 17, 2007

Lost a Day I’m not sure how it happened, but I lost a day somewhere.  I didn’t sleep it away either.  I can’t even remember what I did yesterday, but somehow I forgot to put an entry into my blog. 

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Ham Fire May 16th, 2007

During the Ham Lake Fire I somehow lost a day and this was the day that was lost. I had actually posted twice the day before and must have thought I had posted one each day!  

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Ham Lake Fire May 15th 2007

It’s hard to imagine a fire that started on Ham Lake traveled all of the way to Saganaga, but it did.  We know that because we have seen one of the many paths of destruction, the end of the Gunflint Trail. 

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Ham Lake Fire May 14, 2007

  It looks like the people of Grand Marais are good dancers, better than the ones on the Gunflint Trail.  I checked the weather station at Seagull and it looks like we only received .08″ of rain last night while

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