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Firefighters Contain 30 Percent of Blaze Near Ely

Firefighters are beginning to get control of a 1,000-acre forest fire near Ely under control.

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Forest Fire Near Ely Grows to 1,000 Acres, Mostly in BWCA

A prescribed burn that got out of control near Ely has now expanded to 1,000 acres.

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Photo: Ely Echo Twitter Page
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Prescribed Fire Jumps Containment Lines West of Ely

Crews are working from the ground and air to try to stop a prescribed fire that escaped from its containment lines in the Superior National Forest west of Ely.

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Fire Burns Thousands Of Acres In Northern Minnesota Forest

Fire crews have the upper hand on a fire that has burned thousands of acres in a northern Minnesota state forest.

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Forest Service Lays Ground For Burn Near Ely

As catastrophic forest fires burn across the western United States, forest managers in northern Minnesota are laying the groundwork for a deliberate fire in hopes of preventing similar blazes.

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Highway 1 Open Near Ely; Fire 90 Percent Contained

Highway 1 near Ely is reopened, as officials continue to mop up hot spots around a forest fire. Officials say the fire is now 90 percent contained.

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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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