SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE 3 months just 99 ¢/month

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Fire burns 9 acres in Itasca State Park

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Bohall Trail fire was approximately 9 acres and 5% contained, the DNR said, and a hose line has been completed around the fire.

FSA Minnesota news brief

ITASCA STATE PARK, Minn. -- A fire on the western edge of Itasca State Park in northwest Minnesota has burned about 9 acres, officials said Wednesday, Oct. 6.

The fire was reported to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday

The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday of a fire burning in an area of timber, lowland grasses and brush in a remote area of the park on the north side of Bohall Lake.

Fire crews from Lake Itasca and Shevlin responded, as did 10 fire engines from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In addition, DNR air resources were deployed, including two helicopters, one air tanker and a Fire Boss airplane and an air attack plane, according to a DNR release.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Bohall Trail fire was approximately 9 acres and 5% contained, the DNR said, and a hose line has been completed around the fire.

ADVERTISEMENT

There are no reports of injuries or structure damage, but park staff evacuated Bert’s Cabins and the Ozawindib cabin on the north end of the park. DNR officials said ground crews are making good progress on putting out the fire. Bohall Lake is about 43 miles southwest of Bemidji.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

What to read next
Investigators eventually tied the pair to seven aggravated robberies, 13 simple robberies, one attempted simple robbery and one motor vehicle theft, police say.
With the case involving complicated and novel DNA issues, it may take a jury up to four weeks to hear the case of Michael Carbo in the rape and beating death of Nancy Daugherty.
House Climate Caucus Chair Patty Acomb, DFL-Minnetonka, said 2021 was yet another year of extreme weather events offering a preview of the climate in years to come unless lawmakers take bold action on the environment.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said that the state planned to file suit against Illinois-based companies Center for COVID Control LLC and Doctors Clinical Laboratory Inc. Combined, the groups ran eight Minnesota testing sites in Eagan, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Virginia. Ellison said the state received numerous complaints from patients and former employees about the testing sites.