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Monday afternoon's storm and smoke from the Pagami Creek Fire combine at the Rec Park in Grand Marais/ photo by Bryan Hansel

Pagami Creek Fire Update

The Pagami Creek Fire has now burned more than 100,000 acres and 156 square miles of forest across Lake County and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


WTIP will broadcast live from the fire information meeting at the Gunflint Ranger District at 7pm tonight

WTIP to broadcast live from fire information meeting tonight

WTIP will broadcast live from the meeting being held on the Pagami Creek Fire at 7 p.m. tonight at the Gunflint Ranger station in Grand Marais. Another meeting has been scheduled tomorrow at 11 a.m.


Smoke at Sawbill Canoe Outfitters/ photo by Bill Hansen

Pagami Creek Fire - Wed Sept 14: Limited growth expected today

Lisa Radosevich-Craig is a public information officer for the US Forest Service based in Ely.


Map of the Pagami Creek Fire. Click the attachment link to the right to download the map in PDF format.

Map of the Pagami Creek Fire

Click on the above link to download the most recent map available at this time of the Pagami Creek Fire line, from Monday, September 12.


A smokey sunraise over Gunflint Lake Sunday, Sept. 11 by Stephan Hoglund

Pagami Creek Fire grows to more than 60,000 acres

The Pagami Creek Fire exploded in size Monday, fueled by hot, dry conditions, low humidity, and strong winds.


A satellite of Pagami Smoke Plume

Sawbill Canoe Outfitters evacuated today due to Pagami Creek Fire

The Pagami Creek fire grew in size yesterday and is now more than 60,000 acres. Sawbill Outfitters at the end of the Sawbill trail is being evacuated this morning.


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Rich Mattson & Germaine Gemberling stop by The Roadhouse

Matthew Brown and Ann Possis hosted Germaine Gemberling and Rich Mattson in Studio A Sept. 9 for conversation and original music. They were in town to perform at WTIP's Radio Waves music festival.


Sharp-shinned Hawk

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - September 10th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Spotted Sandpiper

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - September 3rd

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


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Meet Ann Raiho & Natalie Warren, first women to paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay

Ann Possis and Matthew Brown welcomed Ann Raiho and Natalie Warren of the Hudson Bay Bound Expedition to the studio Sept. 9. They just became the first women to paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, re-creating the journey made by Eric Sevareid and Walter Port, and documented in the classic book "Canoeing with the Cree."


Bret Higgins, Miranda Mulholland, Tony Dekker, Erik Arnesen, and Greg Millson

The Great Lakes Swimmers front man on his music, songwriting and upcoming performance in Grand Marais

The Great Lakes Swimmers hail from Toronto, Ontario. The band is known for its haunting sound and for pushing the musical boundaries of folk, country and indy-rock.


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Wildfire smoke can cause health problems

A Cook County public health official says smoke from the Boundary Waters wildfires can cause health problems…even for healthy people.


Pagami Fire map

Pagami Creek Fire Update: campfire restrictions imposed

The Pagami Creek fire continued to move south and east in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on Sunday.


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