Forst Service issues smoke report

A smoke haze is covering a large area today including the Ely area, the Quetico, and the Isabella area. The Forest Service does not have any prescribed burns going in the area. A Forest Service floatplane was in the air and Forest Dispatch has been contacted.

The smoke is believed to be coming from large fires burning in Montana, Oregon, and other western states and western Canadian provinces.

The NOAA website shows a simulation of the smoke rolling over the area if the site is accessed soon: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/gl/flash-vis.html

Please do report thick, black billowing smoke. Call 911 if you see flames.