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Tooth Lake Fire Update #2 October 7th

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Date: October 7, 2011
Contact: Scott Bressler, 218-283-6658

International Falls, MN - High winds and low relative humidity have increased the size of the Tooth Lake Fire in Voyageurs National Park.The fire is approximately 100 acres and is burning in mixed pine and hardwood timber.The fire will be active through Saturday night and is anticipated to grow to the north northeast. Outside support resources have been ordered from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; they will be in the park on Saturday. The park's fire management staff has been monitoring the fire using aircraft since it was detected. Due to its location, accessibility issues, fire fighter safety, and few values at risk, the current action on the fire will be to continue to monitor it daily. Other criteria include current and forecasted weather, current and expected fire behavior, availability of fire fighting resources, and proximity to private cabins or lands, or park infrastructure.

The Tooth Lake Fire is located east of Tooth Lake and approximately 2 miles south of Namakan Lake, and approximately 10 miles northwest of Crane Lake. The fire was detected on August 28 and reported through the U.S Forest Service. The National Park Service continues to monitor this fire.  

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Did You Know?

close-up view of showy ladyslipper orchid, Minnesota's state flower

You can view yellow and showy ladyslipper orchids outside of the Kabetogama Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park. Blooms typically occur in late spring or early summer. Call ahead for details.