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Boundary Waters fire area will be open next summer

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ELY, Minn. (AP) — Forest Service officials are preparing to leave it to winter to kill the last remnants of a forest fire that blackened nearly 145 square miles in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

And they're turning their attention to next summer. The Pagami Creek fire hit one of the most popular sections of the BWCA, and officials say the burned area will be open and worth visiting.

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