There’s nothing like the smell of a campfire to evoke memories of s’mores and starlit nights in the wilderness. If you’ve ever been around a wildfire the scent of smoke could bring on thoughts of other not so pleasant memories. And if you were on the Gunflint Trail last week you might have smelled or even seen smoke due to a fire that had started north of Ottertrack Lake. According to the Ontario fire website the cause of the fire started on June 14th on the north side of McLaren Lake and was human caused. The website lists the fire size as 10ha which is around 24 acres in size and says it is being watched. After rainfall over the weekend the conditions in the Quetico region range from low to moderate fire hazard and in Minnesota low.
Our local radio station printed some news about the fire as well.