Report on the Tuesday Fire
MN Dept of Natural Resources, 7/4/02
The Grand Marais area is working on the "Tuesday Fire". The
fire was discovered July 2 through aerial detection, is presently 400
acres in size and is 20 percent contained at this time. There are 3
CL215 water bombers, 1 helicopter, 5 dozers, 7 engines, 9 all terrain
water delivery vehicles, and about 135 persons assigned to this fire.
The National Guard has been called to assist with this fire. MIFC
dispatch needs updated availability lists as changes occur. In addition
to local fires, about 300 Minnesotans are assigned to out of state
assignments, assisting with western fires.
AVAILABLE RESOURCES: Grand Marais has 1 helicopter available. The
USFS has 3 Beaver float planes available at Ely. Hibbing has 3 CL215
water bombers and 2 air attack planes available.
DETECTION: No detection is planned today.
WEATHER: WIMS Forecasts: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire
Today will be mostly sunny with light winds to 12 mph. Minimum RH will
be in the mid 20's. Friday will be partly to mostly cloudy with a 30
percent chance of precip. Highs will be n the 80s with S/SE winds to 20
EXTENDED FORECAST: Saturday trough Wednesday will be partly cloudy
with chances of scattered showers.
DUTY OFFICER: Jean Bergerson cell phone 218-259-3656