Minnesota Wildfires

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Spice Lake Fire 100% contained; BWCAW closure area scaled back
Officials reported Wednesday the Spice Lake Fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is now 100 percent contained — and a temporary closure order for part of the wilderness has been drastically reduced.
Twin Cities air quality alert canceled, northern Minnesota conditions improving rapidly
Winds from the northeast have improved conditions dramatically overnight and Thursday morning across northern and central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.
Crews monitoring wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
The U.S. Forest Service is monitoring a wildfire detected Tuesday in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The fire, about 10 miles southwest of the end of the Gunflint Trail, was estimated at about 30 acres in size.
Amid increasing fire danger, Forest Service bans campfires in Boundary Waters
The U.S. Forest Service announced it’s temporarily banning all backcountry campfires in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness until further notice, and restricting campfires elsewhere in the Superior National Forest.
Canadian province of Quebec looks for international support to fight wildfires
Quebec is looking internationally for support as it struggles to battle more than 160 forest fires during what federal officials say is shaping up to be among Canada's worst fire seasons ever.
Officials warn of extreme fire danger in northern Minnesota
State and federal land managers are warning of extreme fire danger across northeastern Minnesota, as a lack of precipitation, low humidity, warm temperatures and strong winds combine to create ideal conditions for wildfires.
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