Fire burning up the Gunflint Trail
St. Paul, Minn. — Firefighters are having a difficult time trying to control a wildfire at the end of the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota's Arrowhead region.
Officials suspect the fire started at a Ham Lake campsite just outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Authorities have ordered a mandatory evacuation of buildings in the west end of the Gunflint Trail.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with Jeff Edmonds, a fire information officer in Grand Marais. He says at least 8,000 acres have burned, and the fire is growing.
- Morning Edition, 05/07/2007, 8:35 a.m.