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Northern MN is burning...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rosie, May 10, 2007.

  1. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    This morning on the news, there were stories about fires in LA and Florida.

    There is a huge fire burning in Northern Minnesota which is bigger than both those fires combined.

    Firefighters Using Fire-Balls To Battle BWCA Blaze

    It's been burning almost an entire week now and with the weather conditions (hot and dry), it's a mess.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Who cares? It's flyover country! [/sp...ahh, you know by now]
  3. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    A more in-depth story

    Fighting fire with fire

    From the story:
  4. No, not Hamm's Lake!


    Seriously, that's one of my favorite parts of the world. It's a shame.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Never been in that part of the country, but here's to the hopes they get it under control soon, Rosie. Hope you and the family are safe.
  6. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Thanks, Alley. We're good, but under a red flag warning. (Most all Northern MN is.)
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Cook County? You gave me an 1871 flashback. [/spnited]
  8. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    As a dude who has spent several months in Northern Minnesota, this is sad. But, if there's a silver lining, it's in an area that grows trees fast.

    It will rebound relatively quickly compared to places like Yellowstone or SoCal.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I would never say that to my friend Rosie.

    Hope you and the family remain safe, Rosie.
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    It's beautiful there. It really is. But the potential for the fire to spread is enormous given how huge the northern Minnesota forest is.

    I hope it rains real soon.
  11. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    And so we have our answer to an age-old question.

    If a tree burns in Minnesota and the media doesn't see it, it doesn't make a sound. This, of course, is the bastardized version of this:

    If a bear shits in the woods and nobody is there to smell it, does it stink?

    Good luck with your fire. My kids haven't be able to play outdoors for the past several days. My wife left the front door open for 10 seconds on Tuesday, and the house filled with smoke. But I think we Floridians are about out of the woods now, no pun intended.
  12. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Sounds like it's getting worse.

    Fire Prompts Evacuation Of Gunflint Lodge Area

    Gunflint fire jumps line

    It's windy and still too dry here today.

    Spnited, thanks. We're fine, but the water-bomber flying over the house this morning startled the bejeebers out of me. Sounded like it was going to fly right into the house. Don't know if it was practice or going to the fire.

    HeinekenMan, I hope your fire down there is under control and contained. Kids stuck in the house is not fun. ;)
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