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Very high Adjective Rating in Gogebic County



IRONWOOD — The Smokey the Bear sign out front of the Ottawa National Forest office in Ironwood on Friday listed the fire danger as “Very High.” The Forest Service calls their Smokey the Bear signs, “Adjective ratings,” while the public according to the Forest Service generally refers to the signs as Smokey the Bear signs.

Under a very high threat warning, the Forest Service says, “fires start easily from all causes, and immediately after ignition, spread rapily and increase quickly in intensity.” With the week of warm weather and...

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