Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Fire personnel have completed the roughly 900 acre prescribed burn at NW Sands Burn Block B today. Crews are remaining in the area to monitor the burn as well as the plume of smoke. Smoke may impact communities near the burn including Iron River and areas to the north including the north shore in Minnesota. The closures of a portion of Forest Road 242 and 849 remain in affect. The portion of Iron River Trail also remains closed until further notice. Please click here to see a map of the closed areas.