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chessie
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05/18/2021 12:42PM  
 
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schweady
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05/18/2021 04:05PM  
"...the fire has burned about ten acres northwest of Bezhik Lake and west of Big Moose Lake."
'Heads up' to anyone with a Moose River South or Little Indian Sioux River South permit.
05/18/2021 07:37PM  
chessie: "FYI, small fire reported in the BW. "

That article says it’s now 1600 acres, which is 2.5 square miles
chessie
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05/19/2021 10:55AM  
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BEZHIK FIRE UPDATE:
??The Bezhik Fire has been very active this afternoon with a south wind. It has made a big push to the north towards the Moose Loop Road south of the Echo Trail on the La Croix Ranger District.
?? We have been flying water dropping aircraft on the fire all afternoon.
?? The fire is currently estimated at 1,635 acres in size. We will continue to provide updates.
??: Bezhik wildfire by Tony Harding/USDA Forest Servi.

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[note: this info is about 15 hours old as of this morning, I believe]
05/19/2021 11:24AM  
Yikes hope they get it under control. Hope for rain.
05/19/2021 12:42PM  
Now, they are saying it’s about 950 acres, so at least it doesn’t appear to be growing.

https://www.fox21online.com/2021/05/19/update-bwca-wildfire-estimated-at-950-acres/
schweady
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05/19/2021 07:41PM  
"Moose River South EP now closed. Contact the LaCroix Ranger District for alternatives."

This may be perceived as a rather overlooked entry point, and with only one group per day allowed, but in these crazy times, the reservation system shows several weeks ahead when this one, too, is booked fairly solid.

Good on ya to those fighting this thing.

cyclones30
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05/19/2021 08:29PM  
If it jumps the road....there go a whole pile of permits

Hopefully it doesn't go that far
05/19/2021 09:41PM  
Recent reports on the radio suggest that they are getting this under control. Weather is shifting to rain and overcast which should help.
schweady
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05/20/2021 07:11PM  
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Map shows its northward progress. Looks like it has burned halfway to the Echo. Hopefully, it can be contained soon.
 
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