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MKE 55
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08/15/2018 03:33PM
I am entering through Cache Bay on Friday and just received a phone call from the Quetico office that there is a fire ban going into effect at midnight tonight.
 
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08/15/2018 03:55PM
I got the same. So it goes ...
MattM
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08/15/2018 03:55PM
Entering through Cirrus on Monday and received the same call. Time to adjust the menu a bit.
old_salt
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08/15/2018 04:57PM
Be glad you got the call. You have time to make adjustments.
AmarilloJim
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08/16/2018 08:04AM
I've always been pleased with the customer service from the Quetico rangers.
Pinetree
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08/16/2018 08:17AM
At 8AM today-Be advised, Quetico is currently in a Restricted Fire Zone due to high forest fire danger.

Please do not have campfires (even in a fire pit with a grate) or use charcoal BBQs at this time. Please use portable liquid or gas stoves instead when cooking.

Fire Restrictions
mapsguy1955
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08/16/2018 11:44AM
Again... Was there in late May and there was a fire ban. Am going back in late September and will be there is another one. Read there are currently 506 fires burning in BC. There is a problem...
Jaywalker
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08/16/2018 07:04PM
They have been making outbound calls to people before their trips? That's pretty impressive.
Pinetree
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08/16/2018 07:14PM
Jaywalker: "They have been making outbound calls to people before their trips? That's pretty impressive. "

agree
08/16/2018 10:16PM
Jaywalker: "They have been making outbound calls to people before their trips? That's pretty impressive. "

Yeah, I thought that was pretty cool. Seagull Outfitters also called to alert me on the same day — they’re my tow on Sunday. Pretty happy to have been able to have had an early alert.
24kGold
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08/16/2018 10:47PM
I received a call from Seagull Outfitters also. I'm going out Sunday morning. I always cook with burners but appreciate the call.

Terry
mapsguy1955
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08/18/2018 02:13PM
They called me in May also. Good people!!
OldGreyGoose
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08/19/2018 08:23AM
Looks like rain today. (Sunday 8/19)
Pinetree
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08/19/2018 10:40AM
Thought I heard on TV British Columbia has like 600 active fires.
OldFingers57
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08/20/2018 08:23PM
Quetico office called me today to advise me of the current fire ban and to bring more fuel if we had planned on using a campfire to cook. They said there are currently 8 fires in the park.
TomT
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08/21/2018 06:14AM
Yep, Voyageur North outfitters emailed me that it should be in place for a good while. Good to know so I can pack more fuel and leave the wood splitter (hatchet) home.

arctic
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08/23/2018 07:01PM
TomT: "Yep, Voyageur North outfitters emailed me that it should be in place for a good while. Good to know so I can pack more fuel and leave the wood splitter (hatchet) home.


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Very true. I haven't had any measurable rain at my house north of Two Harbors since 8 August. The woods and soil are DRY. The half inch of rain predicted over the weekend won't do anything to reduce the fire risk in canoe country.
Pinetree
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08/23/2018 07:07PM
Heard rivers like the Baptism are getting pretty low.
OldGreyGoose
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08/23/2018 07:27PM
Thursday 8/23 Quetico Park Facebook post says there is a travel and camping closure...


--Goose
08/25/2018 09:34AM
Old Grey Goose,

Thanks for posting current fire ban info. I am heading into Quetico next Thursday and will not be too far from the camping closure area in your post.

Wally13
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08/27/2018 02:02PM
They called me yesterday.
Heading for Agnes Lake via PP on Thursday.
--Goose
 
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