17,000+ acres have burned. The fire swept thru' a low marsh around McMann Lake. The fire is being held at bay away from homes and residences.
The following State Forest Campgrounds are being evacuated. They will have to leave by either a west or east route. Perch Lake, Old Headquarters, High Bridge, Holland Lake and Pretty Lake. These are State FOREST campgrounds, not to be confused with State Parks.
I have had several emails expressing concern about "how are the bears doing". I think most of these were from younger kids because they usually ended with "PLEASE email me back"...which I gladly did. But for the rest of you, I talked with Jewel Oswald at Oswalds Bear Ranch and the bears are doing great! She said they aren't acting nervous or unusual at all so that means that they cannot detect any smoke.
1 week ago