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Monday, June 20, 2011

Fire Update for Lake Three in BWCAW

The small forest fire first spotted on June 12 on Lake Three remains at 31 acres in size. Some smoke may be visible in the Lake Three area. The fire activity is low due to damp weather. Visitors should stay at least 10 canoe lengths from the shore of the burn area. Roots may have burned and tall trees may topple without warning. In the narrow channel next to the burned island, paddlers should stay as close to the green shore as possible. Visitors may see or hear aircraft and fire crews. Visitors are continuing to travel throughout Lake Three. All portages are open, including the portage into Horseshoe Lake. Three campsites in the southern end of Lake Three may be re-opened soon.

1 comment:

Terry Swanson said...

I just came off the Lake One-Two-Three-Horshoe route yesterday morning. The fire was out with only a few areas of smoke visible around the island. The 3 campsites closest to the fire were still closed. We camped out at Horseshoe; nice quiet lake after paddling the three very busy lakes.