Boundary Waters wilderness in Minnesota closed due to fire

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FINLAND, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has closed a fashionable recreational wilderness country successful northeastern Minnesota arsenic the state’s largest progressive wildfire threatens the 1-million-acre property. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness stopped issuing introduction permits Saturday, but it was not known if campers already successful the expansive wilderness country would beryllium evacuated. The Boundary Waters successful the Superior National Forest is 1 of the astir visited federally designated wilderness areas. The Greenwood occurrence successful the wood remained uncontrolled Saturday and had dispersed to astir 14 quadrate miles. About 250 firefighters were battling the blaze. 

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