While the West Coast is burning, there are a few wildfires here and there. This is the Sunday wildfire Sit Rep for July 18, 2021.
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Delta Lake Fire
- Part of the West Zone Complex
- Located north of Delta Lake
- About 19 miles east of Ely, Minnesota
- Burning on private and National Forest System lands
- Adjacent to Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
- Started July 7, 2021
- Lighting caused
- Burning in dense blowdown
- Firefighters had to make a line around fire through the fuels
- Mop-up operations in effect
- 65 acres
- 10% containment reached
- Managed by the EA Type 2 Silver Team
- 211 total personnel assigned.
- 4 engines, 3 crews, 2 copters, 2 excavators.
- The entire Kekebabic Trail is closed.
- The following BWCAW entry points are closed: #56 Kekekabic Trail East, #74 Kekekabic Trail West/Snowbank, #22 Mudro-Restricted Entry Point/No BWCAW entry, 23 Mudro Entry Point.
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