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.
Boundary Waters Fire Now 67 Percent ContainedA 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.
Cost Of Battling Wildfire Tops $12 MillionOfficials tallying the cost of fighting the widespread wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota say expenses have topped $12 million.