Forest Fire

Northern MN State Forest Fire Now 80 Percent ContainedFire crews have the upper hand on a fire that has burned thousands of acres in a northern Minnesota state forest. The wildfire in Beltrami Island State Forest, just south of Warroad, broke out on Wednesday. Since then, nearly 5,000 acres have been burned.
Teen Allegedly Starts Forest Fire Because Mosquitoes Were Bugging HimA Cass County teen has been charged with felony wildlife arson after intentionally setting a blaze Wednesday that damaged over 70 acres and endangered several homes. Anthony James Wittner, 17, told investigators he started a forest fire because mosquitoes were bothering him, according to the Cass County Attorney's Office.
DNR: Karlstad Fire Was Arson, Reward OfferedThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the wildfires that caused plenty of damage in the Karlstad area appear to have been intentionally set.
Forest Service Backs Managers Of Minn. Wildfire The National Forest Service says managers made all the right decisions as they battled a forest fire that blackened 145 square miles of northeastern Minnesota last year.
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.
Forest Fire In NE Minnesota 60 Percent Contained Crews now have the wildfire that threatened the popular northeastern Minnesota resort town of Ely (EE'-lee) 60 percent contained.
Firefighters Douse Hot Spots From Forest FireFirefighters worked Friday to douse the hot spots left from a forest fire that came dangerously close to the popular tourist town of Ely in northeastern Minnesota.
Crews Mopping Up Ely Forest FireA forest fire advanced within a few hundred yards of the popular tourist town of Ely on Thursday, prompting officials to evacuate a corner of the northeastern Minnesota community before firefighters stopped its advance.
DNR: Wildfire Burns 1,400 Acres In Northern Minn. Approximately 1,400 acres have been burned and two structures charred in a wildfire that started in northern Minnesota Sunday, authorities said.
SD Forest Fire Contained; Burns 546 Acres Officials say the Black Hills National Forest fire in southwest South Dakota has been contained.
Costs Of Fighting BWCAW Fire Reach $21MOfficials say the costs of fighting a huge forest fire in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have reached $21 million.
Cost Of Fighting NE Minn. Forest Fire Reaches $14MSpokesman Larry Helmerick says the Pagami Creek fire was 71 percent contained as of Sunday evening. He says the costs of fighting it have reached $14.2 million.
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