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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.


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.


Campfire /Photo by Greg Seitz

Pagami Creek Fire Update BWCAW Campfire Restrictions in effect

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


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Weekend News Roundup for Sept. 10

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.