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> Germann Road Wildfire of 2013
Germann Road Wildfire of 2013
At approximately 2:30pm on May 14th, 2013 a wildfire started in southern Douglas county on the Germann Road NE of Simms lake.
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Excellent source of Information
Items to Consider After a Wildfire
Fire Caused by logging equipment
5/16/2013 evening - The DNR's FLIR plane (this is the aircraft equipped with the infrared camera) flew over the wildfire area to help fire crews find and suppress the hot spots.
5/16/2013 - Acreage adjusted to 8,131 acres.
As of 9pm, 5/15/2013 - fire is 100% contained! Acreage adjusted to 8,495 acres
Evening of 5/15/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in Douglas and Bayfield counties.
As of 3pm, 5/15/2013 - the fire is about 9,000 acres and 95% contained.
DNR Hotline - (715) 376-4185 to end at 10:30pm 5/16/2013.
Property Affected by Fire
NOAA Weather Summary
Duluth News Tribune article
Embers Wake Up
DNR Letter From the Secretary
Evacuees Return Home
Superior Fuel Company helping those impacted
DNR identifies logging company responsible for starting fire
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