Neighbor’s Burn Pile Sparks Devastating Fire near Gilbert

BIWABIK, MN ( – On Thursday night, chaos unfolded on Pine Lane near Camp Esquagama as flames erupted around 7 p.m., destroying a cabin and damaging another structure. Biwabik Fire Chief Tony Nygaard attributes the blaze to a neighbor’s out-of-control burn pile, igniting the nearby cabin.

The inferno quickly spread, engulfing the forest before brave crews managed to quell the flames by 8:45 p.m. Fortunately, no injuries were reported amidst the chaos.

As the smoke clears, an investigation into the incident is underway, shedding light on the catastrophic consequences of unchecked burn piles.

I’m Neil Berg reporting for

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