Firefighters report another good day battling a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The Pagami Creek Fire is now 59 percent contained as of last night.
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Crews are continuing to make progress against the fire that's been burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for more than a month.
According to the U.S. Forest Service’s September 24th Pagami Creek Fire update, the Pagami Creek Fire is now 39 percent contained and remains at 93,669 total acres.
Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. WTIP’s focus this week was on the Pagami Creek Fire near Ely.
The Pagami Creek Fire is now 35% contained and remains at 93,669 acres.
The Pagami Creek Fire remains at 30% contained at 93,669 acres. Between 0.2–0.5 inches of rain fell on the fire area yesterday. Since Sunday, 3/4 to 1 inch of rain has fallen on the fire.