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Further recon on Southeast Cove fire pending better weather


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Southeast Cove, located on Wrangell Island. A lightning strike ignited a small fire northeast of the cove a few weeks ago, which the Forest Service is continuing to monitor.

On June 27, according to a press release by the Forest Service, a lightning strike ignited a fire near Southeast Cove on Wrangell Island. The fire is located less than a mile northeast of the cove on public land, according to the press release. Paul Robbins Jr., with the Forest Service, said that the fire is burning on a steep, inaccessible ridge, and the Forest Service has been monitoring it regularly.

On July 9, aerial reconnaissance of the area located smoke in the southwest corner of the affected area. Monitoring from a boat on July 10 was not able to locate any smoke. Robbins said that...

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