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Friday, May 13, 2011

Newton Portage Wildfire Update - No Visible Flames and No Smoke

Newton Portage Wildfire Update from USFS

UPDATE: May 13, 2011
FIRE NAME: Newton Portage
DATE OF DETECTION: May 11, 2011
CAUSE: Lightning start discovered May 11, 2011
CURRENT SIZE: 2 cedar trees and some low flames on the surrounding ground
LOCATION: 100 yards east of the Fall Lake to Newton Lake portage at the most northern end Township: 63 Range: 11 Section: 34
AGENCY: Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi Ranger District
STATUS: There are no visible flames and there is no more smoke on this fire. The fire did not carry far. It will be monitored until it is declared out. This will be the last update on this fire unless there is a significant change.
CLOSURES: none
SMOKE CONDITIONS: There is no smoke visible today.

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