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Cost of Fighting Northeastern Minnesota Forest Fire Reaches $14 Million

A fresh command team takes over Monday against a forest fire in northeastern Minnesota. Spokesman Larry Helmerick says the Pagami Creek fire was 71 percent contained as of Sunday evening. He says the costs of fighting it have reached $14.2 million.

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Lynn Anne Vesper
Lynn Anne Vesper
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Northeastern Minnesota Forest Fire Now 70% Contained

Firefighters will be building, patrolling and mopping up along the fire lines as they gain ground against a forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northeastern Minnesota.

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Kari Greer/US Forest Service
Kari Greer/US Forest Service
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BWCA Fire Now Two-Thirds Contained

A forest fire in northeastern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area is two-thirds contained, although state officials warn that weather might not cooperate with ongoing firefighting efforts.

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Superior National Forest via InciWeb.org
Superior National Forest via InciWeb.org
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Minnesota Wildfire 11 Percent Contained

The weather is expected to clear and the winds pick up on Monday over the huge wildfire burning in northeastern Minnesota after a day of heavier-than-expected rain.

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Kristi Marshall via InciWeb.org
Kristi Marshall via InciWeb.org
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Firefighters Moving Against Minnesota Forest Fire

Crews attempting to contain a wildfire in a northern Minnesota wilderness area are working to continue their progress in the northwest corner of the fire as well as on the southern front.

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Superior National Forest via InciWeb.org
Superior National Forest via InciWeb.org
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MPCA: Pollution Near BWCA Fire Reaches Unhealthy Level

The Minnesota Pollution Control; Agency says air pollution briefly reached unhealthy levels near a raging forest fire in northern Minnesota.

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