- TODAY'S MESSAGE: The fire remains 92,682 acres and 93% containment. All divisions on the Pagami Creek Fire are in aerial patrol status and the fire itself is unstaffed. A few remaining back haul items need to be retrieved from the fire line and rehab of some areas on the fire line continues. Crews and other resources continue to be released. Providing for firefighter and public safety is a primary concern. Mild afternoon weather is expected today. Winds are expected to be about 3-5 mph out of the North/Northwest, then switching to the South later in the day, with afternoon temperatures about 48-53 degrees.
This will be the last daily update provided for the Pagami Creek Fire unless fire circumstances change in the future. Please contact your local Superior National Forest office for information regarding the Pagami Creek Fire after today.
- Crews will haul any remaining equipment out of the fire area and work on rehab of areas on the fire line.
- The perimeter of the fire will be unstaffed and in aerial patrol status.
- Fire fighting crews will continue to be demobilized from the incident and provided transportation back to their home units
WEATHER: Warmer afternoon temperatures are expected today with a high of 48-53 degrees. Relative humidity is expected to be between around 48%. Winds will be NW,S at 3-5 mph.
AREA/ROAD CLOSURES: Most of the previously closed areas outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), have been re-opened. A section of the BWCAW including the Lady Chain and north to, and including, the Kekekabic Hiking Trail has been re-opened. These areas were closed due to activity in around the Pagami Creek Fire. A small portion of the BWCAW, including the Pow Wow Hiking Trail, and forest Road 377 leading to Forest Center will remain closed. The Forest Service asks that visitors take care traveling in the re-opened areas as fire crews may still be working in the area. For maps, lists and updates regarding closures and restrictions please see the Superior National Forest website: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/superior/home or,
www.inciweb.org/incident/2534 or, contact a local Superior National Forest office for more information.
FIRE RESTRICTIONS: There are currently no fire restrictions.
LOCATION: The fire started approximately 13 miles east of Ely.
DETECTED: August 18, 2011
Costs to date: $22,300,000
RESOURCES: There are currently 124 personnel assigned to the incident. Resources include: 3 camp crews and other personnel. The following air resources are available: 3 Type 3 helicopters, and three Beaver aircraft on floats. The Eastern Area Type Two Team is in command of the Pagami Creek fire.
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 18th, 2011 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||Began In the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, approximately 14 miles east of Ely.|
|Incident Commander||Paul Kollmeyer|
10 Timber (litter and understory) FM10, TU2
The Pagami Creek Fire is unstaffed on all divisions. Backhaul of all remaining equipment on the fireline is nearly complete. Rehab of sections of the fire perimeter is proceeding. Cold morning temperatures continues to slow progress during the morning hours.
Crews continued rehab work as required in all divisions. Crews continue to be demobilized from the fire reducing overall staffing numbers on the incident.
Warmer Temperatures and clear skies should assist in the final stages of removing remaining back haul items from the fire perimeter.
|Wind Conditions||3-6 mph W|