Weather Complicates Fire Containment Efforts

High winds and rough water are complicating the tasks of firefighters trying to take full control of the Pagami Creek Fire which has burned 93,459 acres of forest in and adjoining the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

The Duluth News Tribune reports on the story HERE.

Although the fire is considered 64% contained, officials worry windy conditions today could force firefighters off the firelines. Since the fire, which began with a lightning strike south of Lake One on August 18, burst into a huge conflagration on September 12, firefighters have steadily gained ground containing the blaze.

Official tallies of the cost of the firefighting effort has now topped $12-million.

Follow the fire efforts, HERE, on the fire’s incident web site.

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