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Lightning Sparks Fire In Voyageurs National Park

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INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) – Lightning has sparked a wildfire in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.

The National Park Service says the Tooth Lake Fire covers about 2 acres and is burning in mixed pine and hardwood timber.

The park’s fire management staff is using aircraft to monitor the fire.

The fire is east of Tooth Lake and about two miles south of Namakan Lake. The fire was detected Aug. 28 and reported through the U.S. Forest Service.

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