ELY, Minn. - There's good news for BWCA paddlers.
The U.S. Forest Service is lifting restrictions that were limiting the hours for campfires. The decision was made due to fall's cooler temperatures and shorter days. Wilderness visitors may now use campfires, charcoal, and wood-burning camp stoves all hours of the day.
Forest managers have also re-opened the area inside the BWCA along the Canadian border and around Knife Lake for public use. The acreage was closed earlier this month while a wildfire was actively burning on the Canadian side but recent reconnaissance of the Emerald Lake/Ft. Frances #59 wildfire indicated very little evidence of active fire behavior.
Fire crews will continue to monitor the fire area.
For updates regarding conditions on the Superior National Forest, please check the Forest Service website.
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