Crews Strengthening Scene From Gunsten Lake Fire

Updated: June 08, 2019 11:07 PM

The United States Department of Agriculture says crews are on scene strengthening fire containment lines and mopping up hot spots after a fire near Gunsten Lake Friday.

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The Gunsten Fire began at around 2:30 p.m. Friday. A reconnaissance flight reported a fire near Gunsten Lake, located near the junctions of Highways 1 and 2. Multiple aircraft, two engines and one hotshot crew responded and stopped the spread of the fire.

The Gunsten Fire is approximately eight acres in size and is located about 2 miles northeast of the junctions of Highways 1 and 2, Sections 15 on the Kawashiwi Ranger District. It is about 20 miles southeast of Ely.

The vegetation type is mixed pine and hardwood forest. The cause of the ignition is still under investigation.

No structures are threatened. The fire has no connection to the Pitcha Pine Prescribed Fire last weekend.



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