All wildfires in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northeastern Minnesota are contained, controlled or out. But the U.S. Forest Service says Saturday campfire restrictions remain for the entire wilderness area, and some lake and trail closures still are in effect.
A fire continues to slowly grow in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness northwest of Ely. A spokeswoman for the Superior National Forest said Tuesday the fire is now estimated to have burned across about 40 acres.
Ground crews are battling another wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness northwest of Ely. The Cummings Lake fire covers an estimated 20 acres. The area is filled with black spruce in a lowland area about 12 miles northwest of Ely.