CONTAINMENT IS NOW AT 62%!!!! That is a HUGE increase!!! GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!
I should be receiving a written statement from the DNR shortly but wanted to get this out to everyone.
The fire is burning about 12" below ground (this has to do with it being a "bog" and peat burning) which can make the trees in the swamp unstable so there is a concern of injury to workers due to unstable trees. Their roots could be burning. If a tree does burn, this could add some smoke to the air.
The DNR is also reminding everyone (and I am BEGGING everyone) to please use extreme caution if cooking over a campfire (let alone just having a campfire), do not burn in barrels and if you are smoking, fully extinguish that cigarette (or whatever it is) before disposing of it and walking away!
2 weeks ago