Bezhik Fire in northern Minnesota destroys 4 structures, including a cabin

Responders say it is about 30% contained at this point.
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The wildfire sparked by lightning earlier this week in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has destroyed four structures, including a cabin.

The U.S. Forest Service-Superior National Forest said rain tempered the fire's growth Thursday, though it's still estimated to be about 950 acres in size. The fire, since its initial detection, has moved north — from an area in the Boundary Waters, about 16 miles north of Tower, Minnesota, to the southwest edge of Forest Road 464 (also known as the Moose Loop Forest Road).

In the most recent update, officials confirmed the fire destroyed four structures — one cabin and three outbuildings — when it spread outside of the wilderness area to private property.

The Minnesota Incident Management Team estimates it's about 30% contained (up from 10% contained Thursday morning). There are 109 people, five engines and a helicopter involved in response efforts.

There are still some closures in the area as well: Forest Road 464 and 465, as well as the Moose River South #8 and Big Moose Trail #76 BWCAW Entry Points.

You can see a map of the fire here.

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