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Pagami Fire 93% Contained, Firefighters Gone

By KBJR News 1

September 13, 2011 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 8:22 AM CDT

Ely, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Containment grows to 93 percent, and firefighters are no longer patrolling the fire.

Firefighting crews were removed due to improved weather conditions, leaving the fire unstaffed, but under aerial surveillance.

The Forest Service has re-opened some areas of the Superior National Forest for public use. Most of the previously closed areas outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), have been re-opened. A section of the BWCAW including the Lady Chain and north to, and including, the Kekekabic Hiking Trail has been re-opened. These areas were closed due to activity in around the Pagami Creek Fire. A small portion of the BWCAW, including the Pow Wow Hiking Trail, and forest Road 377 leading to Forest Center will remain closed. The Forest Service asks that visitors take care traveling in the re-opened areas as fire crews may still be working in the area.

Posted to the web by Alyssa Kroeten


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