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Cool, wet weather gives BWCA firefighters a leg up

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Firefighters made significant gains Sunday, slowing the progress the Pagami Creek fire, which has burned 93,898 acres of forest, mostly in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. As of late Sunday, the fire was 19 percent contained -- up from Saturday's 8 percent estimate.

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Wet, cool weather helped fire crews Sunday as they worked to subdue the fire. Showers dropped a little over a third of an inch of rain on the area.

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