Pagami Creek Fire

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Pagami Creek Fire
Pagami creek smoke plume.jpeg
Smoke rises from the fire.
Location Northern Minnesota
Coordinates 47°51′18″N 91°20′05″W / 47.855°N 91.334722°W / 47.855; -91.334722Coordinates: 47°51′18″N 91°20′05″W / 47.855°N 91.334722°W / 47.855; -91.334722
Date(s) August 18, 2011 (2011-08-18) – November 2011 (2011-11)
Burned area 92,682 acres (375 km2)
Cause Lightning
Pagami Creek Fire is located in Minnesota
Pagami Creek Fire
Location of fire in Minnesota
Pagami Creek smoke plume

The Pagami Creek Fire was a wildfire in Northern Minnesota, United States, that began with a lightning strike on August 18, 2011.[1] After weeks of slow growth, the wildfire quickly spread to over 92,000 acres (370 km2) during several days of hot, dry, windy weather in mid-September.[2] The fire spread beyond the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to threaten homes and businesses.[3] Smoke from the fires drifted east and south as far as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Ontario, and Chicago[4]


  1. ^ a b "Pagami Creek Fire". InciWeb: Incident Information System. 22 October 2011. Archived from the original on 4 November 2011.
  2. ^ Pagami Creek Wildfire (PDF), Superior National Forest, December 2011, retrieved 2012-01-15
  3. ^ Douglas Etten (2011-09-13). "Boundary Waters fire threatening homes, cabins". Lakeland Times. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
  4. ^ "Ont. smells smoke from Minnesota forest fire". CTV Toronto. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2011-09-13.

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