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Ontario fire causes smoke, ash over Upper Gunflint Trail; small fire at south edge of BWCA

Fire danger continues
Fire danger continues

The US Forest Service reported at 5:25 PM, Wednesday, that the fire burning within a quarter mile of the northern shore of Knife Lake near Emerald Lake in Ontario is causing smoke again in the upper Gunflint Trail area. 

The East zone duty officer flew the fire today and confirmed that again the additional smoke is caused by this fire. The USFS will continue to monitor the fire daily during its regular detection flights, the USFS reported in a media memo..

During an afternoon detection flight Wednesday, a small fire was spotted between Peterson Lake and Horn Lake on the southern edge of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness near Baker Lake entry point.  This fire is approximately one quarter of an acre in size.  The Forest Service will be actively suppressing this fire with aircraft.