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Parts Of The Boundary Waters Set To Re-Open

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Portions of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness are set to reopen Saturday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The U.S. Forest Service’s Superior National Forest office posted a video on Facebook Tuesday discussing the latest update on the northern Minnesota wildfires.

BWCAW in the Tofte, LaCroix, and Kawishiwi Ranger Districts will reopen to the public for overnight and day use, but portions of Whelp and John Ek fire will remain closed due to active fire.

Greenwood Fire (credit: Kurt Rogers)

USFS says any permits that were issued for closed portions of the BWCAW will be cancelled and refunded through next Friday, September 10. Available permits will be reservable starting Thursday for entry beginning Saturday.

Authorities say that campfires will still not be allowed on any federal land.

Of the wildfires raging in northern Minnesota, the Greenwood Fire is still the largest, covering about 26,000 acres near the North Shore. Officials say it’s about 40% contained.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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