Photos: BWCA firefighting grows more complex

On the fireline
Steve Malzacher of Rock Hill Fire Corporation scans the forest for hot spots after stamping one out Thursday afternoon north of Island River in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness while fighting the Pagami Creek Fire. Malzacher is from Duluth, Minn. There are now about 500 firefighters struggling to control the fire.
MPR Photo/Derek Montgomery

Efforts to control the unpredictable Pagami Creek Fire in northeastern Minnesota have entered a more aggressive phase, and special team from the northern Rocky Mountains has arrived in Ely to take over its management.

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