Sunday, May 20, 2007

Good News From the Ham Lake Fire Front

With the fire expected to be fully contained shortly, the last of the evacuees from the lakes at the end of the Gunflint Trail can finally return home.

According to the Sheriff Mark Falk, property owners from Round Lake to the end of the Gunflint will be allowed access in and out of the evacuation area. Falk went on to state that, "This privilege is being extended to property owners only." This new order went into effect yesterday.

The Sheriff also announced that the evacuation order for the end of the Gunflint Trail will be fully lifted at 8:00 am on Tuesday, May 22. At this time the last remaining roadblock on the Gunflint Trail will be removed and the entire Trail will be open once again for travel by everyone.

While the loses suffered by many Gunflint residents is certainly tragic and morned by our community, we will recover!

Meanwhile, somethings are even returning to normal again - it snowed last night! Gunflint residents awoke to a dusting of snow this morning. Certainly a normal May occurrence on the Trail.

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