Firefighters respond to Hovland fire

Local firefighters are on the scene in Hovland at a fire that was reported early this afternoon.

The fire scene is south of the intersection of Otter Lake Road, 9.5 miles up the Arrowhead Trail. Reports indicate the fire is in a pine plantation that was planted in 1936. The first report came from a passerby who stopped and called the fire in from the Hovland Post Office around 1pm.

The Cook Count Sheriff’s Dispatcher confirmed that Hovland and Colvill firefighters have been on the scene of the fire. State Department of Natural Resources firefighters are also there and the state incident command is in place.