Boundary Water Wild Fire Spreads to 40 Acres

By KBJR News 1

Boundary Water Wild Fire Spreads to 40 Acres

September 4, 2012 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM CDT

Ely, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The wildland fire near Cummings Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has grown to 40 acres with crews making progress on creating a control line.

Fire crews were hoping for rain to help in their battle against the flames, however precipitation has not come to the area.

Conditions near the fire remain very dry, but winds are expected to die down.

A 10 person crew from Michigan has arrived in the area to assist in the fire fighting efforts and to relieve local crews who have already been battling the blaze.

Another wild fire on the Canadian side of the border has reached to 30 acres. That fire is being monitored by Canadian and U.S. aerial resources as well as a Forest Service ground crew.

Crews continue to monitor the Cedar Lake Fire on the Cloquet line northeast of Ely. Officials say the fire is about one quarter of an acre.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns