Five wildfires are burning in the BWCA. The Pagami Creek fire was detected on August 18 about 15 miles from Ely and believed caused by lightning. Currently authorities are using "burn out" fires in attempts to remove fuel from in front of the fire and keep it in the BWCA. It's reported that ver the weekend authorities assisted folks over the portage between Lakes One and Two because of safety concerns with heavy smoke. Four other small fires were detected on Monday(Slim Lake, North Arm, Boot Bay, and High Lake Fires). If you have plans to go up into these areas, check in advance on the fire situation.