FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: November 1, 2011
Lynda Knutsen, 218-449-4115 x204, email@example.com
Due to the current wildfire activity, approximately 1,300 acres in the southwest corner of the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, (see map), will be closed to all entry and hunting from November 4th, 2011 through the close of the ruffed-grouse season on January 1st, 2012.
The closed area will be marked with signs. For more information stop at, or call the Agassiz Refuge Headquarters. Office hours are 7:30 am - 4:00 pm on weekdays. Phone: 218-449-4115. You can also visit our website at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/agassiz/.
Along with firefighters and equipment actively working within the closed area, burning duff and peat has weakened the root system of many trees posing potential hazards.
Your safety as well as that of our firefighters is our top priority. We appreciate your cooperation.
Specific information on the Silo Unit Fire can now be found on http://InciWeb.org.
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