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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Small Wildfire Near Newton Portage in the BWCAW Near Ely, MN

USFS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       
UPDATE:  May 11, 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:  We will be closely monitoring this fire
CLOSURES:  none
SMOKE CONDITIONS:  Smoke is visible on Fall and Newton Lakes

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