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Minnesotian
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07/31/2018 03:55PM
I was reading up on what the current fire conditions in Quetico are and I came across this website. Thought it might be useful for everyone else.

Interactive Quetico Fire Map

And if that link doesn't work, here is the main page: Ontario Fire
 
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GraniteCliffs
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07/31/2018 04:52PM
Nice link. Thanks for posting. Must be getting dry.
carmike
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08/02/2018 12:41AM
Cool link. Hopefully the forecasted rains help out a bit.
mapsguy1955
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08/22/2018 09:58AM
Does anyone know how often they update this map? The sizes of these fires have not changed in a few days. Depending on the forecast I look at, it may not moisten up for a while. It seems like the entire western half of North America is in trouble.
canoegal
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08/22/2018 08:33PM
mapsguy1955: "Does anyone know how often they update this map? The sizes of these fires have not changed in a few days. Depending on the forecast I look at, it may not moisten up for a while. It seems like the entire western half of North America is in trouble. " Thanks for posting the link -- I was just going to do the same. I was in contact with QPP today, as my husband is near the worst fire (100 acres as of earlier today). To paraphrase, the website is updated as soon as they have info from reconnaissance flights or from info from crews on the ground. Flight intervals vary depending on need. Today's NW wind fed the Russell Lake fire -- my husband reports it's shooting big fireballs and a huge smoke plume. He's 2 lakes away now (5 mi?) and heading out early tomorrow morning to hopefully increase that distance significantly.
mapsguy1955
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08/26/2018 09:16PM
The latest: Seems the B chain is now closed as well... Very depressing..

August 26, 2018
There are currently 8 active wildfires in Quetico Provincial Park.

Area Closures: The eastern portion of Upper Sturgeon Lake, Olifaunt Lake, Fern Lake, Bisk Lake, Beg Lake, Bud Lake, Kendall Lake, Gahn Lake, The northern portion of Chatterton lake and the northern portion of Russell Lake, Alice Lake, Buckingham Lake, and Rawn Lake are closed to camping. The Russell Rapids Portage, Bonhomme Portage and Sauvage Portages are closed to travel. In addition, check wind forecasts and avoid camping downwind from the fire to avoid smoke.

Please consult with a park ranger when you pick up your park permit for up to date fire information, or call the park information line at 807-597-2735. An interactive map with up to date fire conditions can viewed at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires
tumblehome
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08/27/2018 12:29PM
Quetico received a healthy dose of rain yesterday and more possible today.
mapsguy1955
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08/27/2018 12:37PM
Let's hope the fire gets pushed back into itself. I imagine it is going to be hot for quite a while... More rain would be nice!
 
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