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Nearly 600 Firefighters Working BWCA Wildfire

Hundreds of firefighters continue to make progress in containing a huge wildfire in northeastern Minnesota that began a month ago. A spokesman for the firefighters, Larry Helmerick, said Monday the 147-square-mile fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is 19 percent contained, an improvement from 11 percent on Sunday.

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Dayton, Senators Tour Boundary Waters Fire Damage

Firefighters returned to the front lines of a wilderness wildfire burning in northern Minnesota early Friday, after calling a truce overnight.

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MPCA: Reduce Exposure if you Smell Smoke, See Haze

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is advising people to take precautions if they smell smoke or see haze from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area fire.

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Boundary Waters Fire Hits 60,000 Acres

A forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area has more than tripled in size and is now burning more than 60,000 acres in northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota Interagency Fire Center spokeswoman Jean Bergerson says strong winds are expected to further spread the fire Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Closures Ordered As BWCA Forest Fire Grows

A forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near Ely has grown to about 4,500 acres. Fire officials said Sunday that dry air and north winds pushed the Pagami Creek Fire father south Saturday, so authorities are moving campers out of the area from Lakes Two through Hudson and the Isabella River.

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Firefighters Work To Control BWCA Wildfire

Firefighters are working to control a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness east of Ely. The Pagami Creek fire grew to 720 acres as crews intentionally burned land between the blaze and the popular Lakes 1 and 2 over the Labor Day weekend.

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