INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Lightning has sparked a wildfire in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.

The National Park Service says the Tooth Lake Fire covers about 2 acres and is burning in mixed pine and hardwood timber.

The park’s fire management staff is using aircraft to monitor the fire.

The fire is east of Tooth Lake and about two miles south of Namakan Lake. The fire was detected Aug. 28 and reported through the U.S. Forest Service.

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  1. Jake says:

    This story is like, a week OLD, or longer. Look, the big timber blowdown, which happened about a decade ago or so, doesn’t even get mentioned. Loggers offered to clean up the mess, but the TREEHUGGERS said leave it be. No NOW, it’s prime FUEL for a MASSIVE WILDFIRE. I say, LET IT BURN. Let it burn it ALL DOWN. I’m so tired of the political, PC NONSENSE that translates into idiotic PUBLIC POLICY. We are supposed to have all of these ‘experts’ around, yet NONE of them can get it right when it comes to preventing a disaster.

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