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September 23, 2011 - Rain helps suppress Pagami Creek Fire, Minnesota

Pagami Creek Fire Before
Landsat 5
July 18, 2011
Pagami Creek Fire After
Landsat 7
September 19, 2011
Pagami Creek Fire Before
Pagami Creek Fire After
July 18, 2011 September 19, 2011
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Wet and cold weather is helping firefighters strengthen their grip on the Pagami Creek fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. Started by a lightning strike on August 18, the fire grew slowly and exploded into a major blaze September 11-12. Drawn from 28 states, firefighters continue to make steady progress against the fire. The September 19 Landsat 7 image above shows the nearly 94,000 acres burned.