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Crews contain Hassel Lake wildfire within BWCAW

Crews contain Hassel Lake wildfire within BWCAW Photo: U.S. Forest Service/WDIO-TV.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: June 11, 2021 10:40 AM
Created: June 11, 2021 10:19 AM

Friday, authorities have contained a Hassel Lake wildfire that started last week.

Hassel Lake is about 10 miles northeast of Tower, within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Fire crews have achieved a line around the perimeter of the fire to keep it from spreading, keeping it 100% contained, according to Hubbard Broadcasting sister station WDIO-TV.

The Forest Service says recent precipitation and higher humidity levels helped suppress the fire. Firefighters planned to patrol the estimated 21-acre fire one more time Friday to make sure that the conditions do not change.


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