The North Star Complex fire has taken a favorite fishing area for a number of IEFFC fishermen. Although no reports of the final damage have been received, it is reported that the fire did burn through the Long Lake area and is likely to have consumed the campground and surrounding forested area.
We are awaiting news as to the extent of the damage and will update everyone with any news we hear. There is concern for the area as it does support one of the state’s few nesting pairs of common loons. The lake also has a resident eagle, as well as a colony of beavers. The area was the site of a recent IEFFC outing and hope is that the damage will be minimal and the recovery quick.