WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

News

Boundary Waters Fire Now 67 Percent Contained

View Comments
(credit: Steve Meyer/Caledonia)

(credit: Steve Meyer/Caledonia)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. MSHSL Dealing With Guidelines For Transgender Athletes
  2. WCCO Interview: Kate Wetherhead Of 'The Heidi Chronicles'
  3. What Are Twins Looking For In A New Manager?
  4. St. Paul Woman Plays Harp For Primates
  5. 4 Things To Know For Sept. 30, 2014

ELY, Minn. (AP) – 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.

The state Department of Natural Resources said the Pagami Creek fire was 67 percent contained as of Saturday. The blaze still covers nearly 93,000 acres.

The DNR says temperatures in the 70s are expected in the next few days, which could help fuel the fire. The area has received some precipitation, but the DNR says hot spots could flare up as vegetation dries.

The fire has now been burning for about six weeks. It was sparked by a lightning strike about 13 miles east of Ely on Aug. 18.

A number of recreational areas in the Superior National Forest had been closed but have since reopened.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,874 other followers