Forest Fire Alert! Please take note that a forest fire has started in the 5 points trail system between KATVA trails 44 and 54 southeast St. Croix Lake and north of the fire access road. This is an incredibly large area so the fire is apparently not affecting the trails at the moment but please use extreme caution as it can spread very quickly with the current dry conditions. Also watch for heavy equipment and firefighters on the trails as they work their way in to access the area affected.
As of July 10th, the fire is “Being Held” which means it hasn’t spread beyond the controlled boundaries set by the fire crews. Caution is still required.
The fire is believed to have started from lightning on July 8th.