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West Zone Superior Fires

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

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Emergency Closure Order of the Forest Supervisor

West Zone Superior Fires Wildfire
Closures – 7/9/2021

EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR
RESTRICTING OCCUPANCY AND USE, TO WIT:
SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST
DELTA FIRE
Pursuant to the provisions of 16 U.S.C. § 551, and 36 C.F.R. §§ 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited in the Superior National Forest, due to hazards on portions of lands, roads and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA W) entry points and trails in Lake County, Northeastern Minnesota. These restrictions go into effect at 12:01 p.m. on Friday July 9, 2021.
The following are prohibited:
It is prohibited to enter the following entry points and roads which are posted closed. 36 CFR 261.53(e) Special Closures, Public Health or Safety.

The following are prohibited:

It is prohibited to enter the following entry points and roads which are posted closed. 36 CFR 261.53(e)

Special Closures, Public Health or Safety.

1. BWCA W ENTRY POINT CLOSURE:

• Kekekabic Trail EP West/ Snowbank #74

• Kekekabic Trail EP East #56

2. BWCA W CAMPSITES, PORTAGES AND LAKES CLOSURE:

• Parent • Benezie

• Disappointment • Adventure

• Jitterbug • Rifle

• Ahsub • Bridge

• Becoosin • Fire

3. Drag PMA

These emergency restrictions are necessary for the public's health and safety due to wildland

fires in the vicinity of the affected lands, waters, trails, portages, canoe routes, and all

recreation sites. These restrictions will remain in effect for as long as they are posted on-site

and until terminated by the forest supervisor.

Pursuant to the provisions of36 CPR 261.S0(e), the following persons are exempt from this order:

1. Persons with permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission (36 CPR

261.50( e )(1 )).

2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of any organized rescue or fire fighting force in the

performance of an official duty (36 CPR 261.50(e)(4)).

3. Persons engaged in a business, trade or occupation in the area, when authorized and when

accompanied by a Forest Officer or official member of the Incident Command Team. (36 CPR

261.S0(e)(S))

Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5000.00 for an individual

or $10,000.00 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both (16

U.S.C., 18 U.S.C. 3559 and 3571).


 
 

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