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September 16, 2011 - Pagami Creek fire, Minnesota

Pagami Creek Fire Before
Landsat 5
July 18, 2011
Pagami Creek Fire After
Landsat 7
September 12, 2011
Pagami Creek Fire Before
Pagami Creek Fire After
July 18, 2011 September 12, 2011
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Hundreds of campers were evacuated from the 1.1 million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota as the Pagami Creek fire continued to spread. Started by a lightning strike on August 18 about 14 miles east of Ely, Minnesota, the fire is the largest forest fire in Minnesota since 1918. The fire can be seen burning brightly in the September 12 Landsat 7 image above. Smoke from the fire has affected air quality as far away as Chicago.