Burning Piles in the BWCA
SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST CONDUCTING PILE BURNING TO REDUCE RISK OF WILDFIRE
October 5, 2017 – Duluth,MN Fire crews on the Superior National Forest began burning piles of woody debris in various locations on the Forest last week and will continue while conditions are conducive. By reducing the amount of material available to burn in these areas, the Forest Service reduces the risk of wildfires that could spread quickly, become difficult to control and potentially threaten private lands and residences. Conducting these burns enables the Forest Service to reduce wildfire hazards during a time when visitor use is relatively low. Piles to be burned are located in timber sale units, next to privately owned lands, and in several campgrounds including: Fenske Lake Campground, South Kawishiwi Campground, Salo Lake, Birch Lake Campground, and the Sawbill Campground.
All of the planned activities will be conducted with the safety of the public and firefighters as the highest priority and will occur only when appropriate resources are available. If you have any questions regarding these activities, please contact the Gunflint Ranger District at 218-387-1750 or the Kawishiwi Ranger District at 218-365-7600.