Forest Service fights small Baker Lake fire

July 16, 2018

A Department of Natural Resources bucket helicopter drops water on a fire at Baker Lake on Saturday morning.

A 2.5-acre fire was 60 percent contained mid-Saturday afternoon on the east side of Baker Lake near Anderson Point, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Public information officer Francesca LaManna said the fire was believed to have been caused by people early after midnight Saturday. Forest Service firefighters were on the scene by 5 a.m.

“It’s not growing exponentially at this point,” said LaManna, who noted no injuries had been reported.

LaManna said firefighters planned to have the fire lined with trenches by Sunday morning to prevent it from spreading.

The Baker Lake recreation area remains open to the public. There are no fire restrictions currently on Forest Service land, LaManna said.

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