Ham Lake Fire Debris Transfer Station

From Tim Nelson, Cook County:

Now that all the permits are in place, and an attendant has been hired to
staff the facility, the temporary transfer station is set to open at 9:00
a.m., Tuesday, May 29th.

The facility is located in the Cross River South gravel pit just off of the
Gunflint Trail, in section 26 of Township 65N, Range 4W, and signs should be
up by Tuesday morning.

This temporary transfer station will be accepting Ham Lake Fire Debris only,
including the following materials free of charge:

Organic Debris/Trees & brush (with Federal Permit)
Scrap Metal
Concrete & Block foundation material
Ash & other residual charred materials

The facility will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All property owners identified as having experienced structural loss as a
result of the Ham Lake Fire have been sent an information packet detailing
how to take advantage of this debris clean up and disposal program offered
by Cook County.

For further information, please contact the Cook County Solid Waste
Department at (218) 387-3633.


Fire Photos - Updated

See some amazing new photos of the fire here:  Ham Lake Fire Photo Gallery.  Additional photos have been added for 05-11-07 through 05-15-07.

Contact Information - Cook County


Updated Friday, May 11, 2007.

  Following is information that may be helpful for citizens who are affected by the Ham Lake Fire on the Gunflint Trail. 

Evacuee Information:    Call (218) 387-3017 if you are trying to locate someone who has evacuated the Gunflint Trail area.  This phone line is staffed by the Cook County Public Health & Human Services Department.   They have contact information on people who left the Gunflint Trail area and registered at the Evacuation Center at the Cook County Community Center.  If you are an evacuee who has not yet registered or who has changed location, you can call 387-3017 to file or update your contact information. 

Superior National Forest Information

For Superior National Forest Information, including Fire Information you can access the webpage at: www.fs.fed.us/r9/superior

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