We all breathed a sigh of relief after receiving much needed rain over the weekend. We felt like it was enough to alleviate a little bit of the fire danger but unfortunately it wasn’t enough. The forest is still overwhelmingly dry and when a tree fell across a power line on our property across the Seagull River on Sunday evening a spark started a fire near our bunkhouses. Luckily we had fast acting guests and our crew sprang into action quickly as well. With fire extinguishers, buckets of water and hoses they worked to suppress the flames that were creeping up trees. A portable fire pump was obtained and before long the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department was on scene. Our next door neighbor along with Matt and Cassidy are all members of the GTVFD and they ensured the fire was completely out. Luckily no one was injured and no buildings were lost. We’re super thankful people were there to report it and get the fire under control in fast time or it could have been very bad.
Lightning during the weekend rain started another small fire near Agamok Lake. Agamok is between Ogishkemuncie and Little Saganaga and it’s where the bridge for the Kekekabic Hiking Trail passes through. Pray for precipitation or do a little rain dance so we can lower the needle on the fire danger scale.