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Norwegian Island Prescribed Fire 2019

Unit Information

Superior National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
8901 Grand Ave Place
Duluth, MN 55808

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The Norwegian Island Prescribed Fire Unit is designed to meet multiple Forest management objectives. Using understory prescribed fire on the island will result in fuels reduction which removes needles and other surface litter and balsam fir to create and maintain a more open understory that will in turn reduce the potential for a wildfire to start and spread. Prescribed fire treatments also create a patchwork or mosaic of fire-resistant forest stands in the landscape that can also reduce the intensity of future wildfires. Precise ignition methods will be utilized to start the fire and natural lines will be used to control and hold the fire. Hose-lays supplied by water pumps or other water delivery equipment will supplement the holding actions where needed. Fire crews will monitor the prescribed fire until it is declared out.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Coordinates47.938 latitude, -92.582 longitude

Current Situation

Size9 Acres


Planned Actions

Ignition was successfully completed on May 15, 2019. Crews will monitor the site on May 16.


Norwegian Island - 9 acres

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