According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fire danger is Extreme in Cook County and specifically along the Gunflint Trail.
We want to first remind our members that there is a county-wide open fire burning ban in place. Any open burning including recreational fires or campfires are strictly prohibited. Campers must take note that in the backcountry, and at campsites, only gas or propane camp stoves are allowed. Gas and charcoal grills are allowed at occupied homes, cabins, and resorts. Charcoal and gas fires must be in devices designed for grilling.
REPORT POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARDS
Among a variety of other causes, electrical hazards do pose risks in these conditions. Arrowhead Cooperative maintains an aggressive right-of-way program that includes extensive tree trimming and vegetation management along powerlines to reduce outages, improve public safety, and mitigate the risk of fire from trees falling into powerlines and other hazards. Right-of-way trimming has recently been completed in the Gunflint trail area; however, conditions are always changing so we encourage members and the community to report any hazardous conditions they see immediately by calling (800) 864-3744. Our crews will respond promptly to address any concerns as we all work together to protect the beautiful region we live in and serve.
Arrowhead Cooperative is actively monitoring fire conditions and will provide updates if necessary.
Stay safe. Be responsible.