As many of you know, a forest fire was detected on Saturday, near Alpine and Seagull Lakes at the end of the Trail. The Forest Service and various other agencies have been agressively working on it since then, with both air support and ground crew. Here at Heston's, we see and smell smoke at times, depending on the wind direction. As the crow flies, we are about eight miles away from the fire. This morning, it is raining softly. This is a very good thing, as every bit of moisture helps when there is a fire burning. We feel confident in the work that the USFS is doing, and our thoughts and prayers go out to them and all of our friends and neighbors at the end of the Gunflint.