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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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Superior National Forest Fact Sheet for 8/20/2021

West Zone Superior Fires Wildfire
News – 8/20/2021

Moose Lake Fire: The Moose Lake Fire was detected in the afternoon on August 18 near Britt, MN, south of Lake Leander and Lake 14. It is currently 25 acres in size and is now 100% contained.  Three engines and one water tender remain on scene to continue mop up operations. 

Bunggee, Fourtown Lake, and Sundial South Fires: All three fires are located within the BWCAW closure area. The Fourtown Lake Fire was first detected on July 25 approximately 12 miles N of Ely. The fire is in containment lines at 265-acres. The Bungee and Sundial fires remain the same size, 3.5-acres and a quarter acre respectively, and show no fire activity. All fires will be continuously monitored by air.  
 

Canada Fires: Quetico Provincial Park is managing several fires burning across the international border from the BWCAW. Three of those fires have potential to spread into the US near Crooked and Iron lakes.  Fire activity has been very active in Canada this week due to dry weather and breezy winds. Fire growth has been mainly towards the north due to south winds. The Forest is conducting daily monitoring flights over the fires and coordinating with counterparts in Ontario. For more information on the fires in Ontario and for an interactive fire map visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires.

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