Skibo Fire

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Skibo Fire

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Approximate Location

47.515 latitude, -92.097 longitude

Incident Overview

Description: The Skibo Fire began at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday May 6 just north of St. Louis County Highway 110 (Forest Highway 11) and two miles east of Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. Burned acres are estimated at 973 with segments of the fire stretching nearly eight miles east of Hoyt Lakes to west of Skibo Road (Forest Road 120). The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Current Situation:

· Public and firefighter safety continues to be the priority mission. · Trees have been damaged and snags (dead branches) can fall, please stay aware.· Varying amounts of rain has fallen on the fire area and moderated fire activity.
· The fire was 100% contained on 5/15/2016.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginFriday May 06th, 2016 approx. 02:30 PM
LocationNorth of St. Louis County Highway 110 (Forest Highway 11), and two miles east of Hoyt Lakes, MN
Incident CommanderJohn Abts, ICT4

Current Situation

Total Personnel48
Size973 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, Tall Grass, Light Logging Slash



The fire area has received varying amounts of precipitation over the past couple of days.

Unit Information

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Superior National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Duluth, MN 55808

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