John Steitz remembers having a dream while he was napping along the Superior Hiking Trail Tuesday afternoon - a dream about playing with a dog. When he woke up, he found a very different animal hovering over him.
Forest Service crews working to warn Boundary Waters campers to leave the area made the right decision when they deployed their fire shelters on Insula Lake to avoid last September’s raging Pagami Creek Fire.
Helicopters, airplanes, fire engines, bulldozers and nearly 100 people on the ground are battling the Highway 1 fire just outside of Ely today, trying to keep the blaze in check as strong winds develop again.
UPDATE: City officials rescinded an evacuation order for the southeastern portion of the city at about 6 p.m., allowing residents to return home after a close call for the city with a population of 3,480. No injuries were reported and officials say no occupied homes were lost.
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