Increased Fire Behavior on Tooth Lake Fire in Voyageurs National Park
Contact: Scott Bressler, 218-283-6658
International Falls, MN - As predicted, the Tooth Lake Fire grew to the north northeast through the day on Friday, October 7, 2011. Due to high winds and low relative humidity, the size of the fire increased to approximately 300 acres as of October 8, 2011; it remains at that size. The fire continues to burn in mixed hardwood/pine forest and is primarily burning on the ground with occasional single and group tree torching. Cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity is helping to slow the spread of the fire. The current fire weather forecast is calling for cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity over the next week or so with chances of rain throughout the week. The park's Fire Management Officer anticipates minimal spread of the fire over the next several days.
Did You Know?
Voyageurs National Park is an amazing place to visit in winter, when the surface of the park's lakes will freeze up to two feet thick!