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9/16/06 9 AM – There are several new fires burning in the BWCA Wilderness. So far, none of them are threatening Sawbill. Some of the routes that our customers use are closed. Everything north of Brule Lake and east of Long Island is closed. The route passing through Long Island up to Tuscarora and Little Sag is open. The Gunflint Trail has been evacuated as a precaution. Rain is expected today, but also high winds, so we’ll see what happens.
Amazingly, there are no campfire restrictions in place. The forecast calls for much cooler and wetter days ahead, so let’s hope that it is accurate. Low water continues to be annoying on many routes. On the positive side, last week’s frost has really set the foliage ablaze.
Follow these links for more info:
Fire-related BWCAW Closures
Red Eye and Famine Fire Update