BWCA Fire and Weather

A calm, cool, and moist day would be a real treat on this 5th day of the Alpine Lake Fire, let’s hope mother nature cooperates.  There are at least 180 firefighters working on keeping this fire away from private property at the end of the Gunflint Trail.   Crews will head out for another day of work to help ensure our safety.  It is rumored there is a special plane waiting in Ely, MN with fire retardant in case of a major flare up.  There are talks about doing some back burns in order to keep the fire at the size it is currently at.  It appears as though the fire may be forced to give up, we’ll keep you posted.