Posted on


5/10/07 – The Ham Lake Fire exploded to the east today running into Canada at least five miles and probably further. The forecast is calling for winds to move from west, to northwest, and finally to north tonight. If that happens and the wind doesn’t slow down, it could potentially push the fire back into the U.S. east of the Gunflint Trail. As a precaution, the Forest Service has closed a bunch of BWCA Wilderness entry points. until further notice. In our area, they closed the Brule Lake and Homer Lake entry points.
It is still very unlikely that this fire will burn down to Sawbill, but we are watching it carefully and will post any relevant information here. – Bill