Tooth Lake Fire Update #2 October 7th
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.
Did You Know?
Voyageurs National Park experienced a large, lightning-ignited fire on the Kabetogama Peninsula in 2004. This young eagle survived the fire and returned to its former nesting tree in time for park researchers to take this photo!