The U.S. Forest Service is lifting campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness because of cooler temperatures and shorter days.
Several lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe and Wilderness Area are reopening Wednesday morning. They had been closed because of wild fires near Ely in northern Minnesota.
Hot, dry weather is prompting campfire restrictions across Minnesota.
The Department of Natural Resources is lifting the remaining campfire restrictions in northeastern Minnesota on Friday.