Foss Lake Fire

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Foss Lake Fire

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Approximate Location

47.895 latitude, -92.083 longitude

Incident Overview

June 3, 2016 8:30am

The Fire was contained and controlled on June 2, 2016.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday May 19th, 2016 approx. 11:00 PM
LocationApproximately 10 miles west of Ely, Minnesota, north of Foss Lake and south of Crab Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Incident DescriptionEscaped Prescribed Burn

Current Situation

Size936 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Significant Events

Precipitation fell on the fire area over the past several days.

Unit Information

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

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