The highway has been closed for about a month.
The ski area is seeking a special use permit to nearly double the ski area using Forest Service land.
Wet, cooler weather has helped moderate fire behavior.
It was safe enough for emergency personnel to assess the McDougal Lake area this week.
The Forest Service is closing all forest lands on the upper portion on Gunflint Trail due to "fires in the vicinity and limited availability of firefighting resources."
It's the largest wildfire in Minnesota in nearly a decade.
The fire is expected to jump another highway in northern Minnesota.
There are almost 300 personnel fighting the fire.
Some rain could move over the fire Friday night.
The large wildfire is burning in northern Minnesota.
A large fire was detected and spread rapidly in Lake County Sunday afternoon.
The fire was detected around 3 p.m. Sunday.
Visitors to the forest and BWCAW will be required to 'properly' store their food.
The campfire ban applies to all campsites in the forest, including those in the BWCAW.
Officials are worried the Canadian fires could spread to the U.S.
The closures will begin Saturday and last for at least seven days or until the situation is resolved.
Firefighters are currently working to suppress four wildfires in the area.
The agency is reminding people to stop dumping their old stuff.
The fire is estimated to be more than 900 acres in size.
The study, which the Trump Administration stopped, would determine the environmental and economic impacts of a ban on mining in the area.