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Bezhik fire now 100% contained

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A fire that grew over 800 acres in a day is now under control. U.S. Forest Service officials declared on Sunday that the Bezhik Fire is 100% contained.
“Over the past several days firefighters and aircraft have made very good progress working to secure the fire edge and cool down pockets of heat as necessary around the perimeter of the fire,” according to Tim Engrav, USFS Public Information Officer.
Due to improved mapping by crews on the ground the size of the fire has been adjusted to 782 acres.
The fire consumed one cabin and three outbuildings including a garage with a dump truck stored inside.
Firefighters will continue to check the perimeter of the fire area to seek out any pockets of heat and cool them down if found. Mop up work has been done around the north side of the fire working in along the edges to make sure that it is secure.
While the perimeter of the fire has been worked by firefighters, interior pockets of fuel might still burn so smoke may be visible at times. A local incident commander and small crew will remain assigned to the fire with the local west zone fire organization to continue monitoring and patrols over the next several days.
On Monday, the Forest Service listed closures on Forest Road 464 (Moose Loop), Forest Road 465, BWCAW Entry Point #8 Moose River South and BWCAW Entry Point #76 Big Moose Trail.

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