Superior National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
8901 Grand Ave Place
Duluth, MN 55808
West Zone Fire Information
Hours: M-F 8-5pm
If weather and site conditions allow, the Superior National Forest is planning to conduct the Kangas Unit 5, Unit 4, and Unit 3 Prescribed Fires (beginning with Unit 5) located south of Ely, MN as early as Tuesday, May 4 and continuing on Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6 this week if conditions allow.
This unit was recently harvested with a main objective to prepare for future planting by reducing the slash and vegetation coopetition in the areas that were harvested and to also reduce the hazardous fuels within the unit. These actions support the natural regeneration of long-lived conifer species which in turn will diversify the species of trees in the area.
All the Kangas units are a part of the greater Ely hazardous fuel reduction effort. Prescribed fire treatments also create a patchwork or mosaic of fire-resistant forest stands in the landscape that can reduce intensity of future wildfires.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Incident Commander||Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi Ranger District|
|Coordinates||47.769 latitude, -91.786 longitude|