The Cavity Lake wildfire which began as a lighting strike on July 14, near Cavity Lake and just south of Seagull on the upper end of the Gunflint Trail has now grown to over 32,000 acres. The fire is the largest fire the area has seen since the 1930’s. According to fire officials the fire is now “inching” its way in a westerly direction away from the Gunflint Trail.
The fire is still over twenty five miles away from mid trail and poses no immediate threat to Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B or any other structures along the Gunflint Trail. We however, will keep you posted.
Water bombers and helicopters are presently attacking the fire along with fire fighters that have flown in and canoed deep into the BWCA to work on the edges of the fire. Click on images for more pictures taken by area residents. Click on Cavity Lake Fire for current fire information.
Since early this moring it has been raining here. Hopefully it will be a good soaking rain for the fire area. Our gardens sure love the moisture. Blackeye Susans and day lilies are now blooming.
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