According to the U.S. Forest Service Gunflint Ranger District, Wednesday was another relatively quiet day on the LizardLake fire. The fire remains at 52 acres is concentrated to the southwest of LoonLake off the Gunflint Trail.No water was dropped on Wednesday. Aircraft reconnaissance will continue to assess current conditions. Today’s weather is expected to remain cooler with a good chance of rain.
The fire continues to be managed to allow its natural role in the wilderness. The confinement goals are to keep the fire south of DawkinsLake, east of RibLake and west of LizardLake. Drivers on the Gunflint Trail will see smoke and that volume may increase as the weather dries out. The fire is not near canoe travel routes and does not threaten visitor safety. There are no restrictions or closures as a result of the fire at this time.