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5/16/07 – 3:45 P. M. We have received official word that the Sawbill, Baker, Homer, and Brule Lake entry points will be open starting May 20, 2007. No overnight permits for these entry points will be issued for dates before May 20, 2007.
The Ham Lake Fire is officially 55 percent contained in the U. S. today, but the Forest Service is predicting that it will be 100 percent contained in the U.S. by Sunday, May 20, 2007. We got another trace of rain last night and it is very cool with high humidity. The weather forecast is fairly optimistic for regular moisture over the next couple of weeks. We need a ton of rain to really break the drought, but we’ll settle for no forest fires as an alternative! We are all heaving a cautious sigh of relief. – Bill