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Firefighters work to contain the Pagami Creek fire recently. (2011 file / News Tribune)

Pagami Creek fire 71 percent contained as weather warms

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As of Sunday evening, the Pagami Creek fire, which has been burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for about 1-1/2 months, was 71 percent contained, said a report by Larry Helmerick, a public information officer assigned to the blaze.

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That's up from a Saturday estimate that the fire was 67 percent contained.

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