Update on the BWCAW Fire, the fire has been 95% contained. All the burn was confined to the BWCAW area, and there where no injures or deaths. The fire was allowed to burn, as almost 33% of the trees in the BWCAW where destroyed by a straight wind storm, 4 years ago. Commercial Savage of the trees is not allowed, because this is a Wilderness Area. The concern was in regards to the massive amount of dry fuel on the ground, and any fire leaving the confines of the BWCAW Area.
This fire resulted in only a small portion of the storm damage area to be burned. There will be on going control burns (weather permitting), to reduce the risk, as time allows.