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Published September 27, 2011, 12:00 AM

Island River, Minnesota


Small fires still smolder along the banks of the Island River, Minn. in the Pagami Creek fire Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. A forest fire that smoldered for nearly a month on the Minnesota-Canada border before exploding this week to cover nearly 160 square miles is laying bare old disagreements over the best way to manage wildfire. The Pagami Creek fire started small on Aug. 18 with a lightning strike in the remote Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Bob King)
Read the article: Firefighters hope to fully contain wildfire by Saturday