Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Fire Restrictions
Incident: Highway 1 Wildfire
FYI PRESS RELEASE-GOING TO MEDIA THIS AFTERNOON
Superior National Forest
May 18, 2012
Contact: Kris Reichenbach, 218-626-4393
Forest Service to Implement Campfire Restrictions in the BWCAW
In light of continued dry and windy conditions, the Forest Service will implement campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) on the Superior National Forest.
Beginning Saturday, May 19, 2012, campfires, charcoal or wood-burning camp stoves will be allowed ONLY between 7 pm and midnight within the entire BWCAW.
Gas and propane cook stoves are allowed at any time of day.
For details regarding current conditions on the Superior National Forest, please check with one of the Forest offices or visit the Forest web site at: www.fs.usda.gov/superior.
In Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources administers fire restrictions for lands other than national forest system lands. For information regarding State restrictions and policy, check the Minnesota Interagency Fire Information Site: http://www.mnics.org/