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Horne Fire at Isle Royale is now 35 percent contained

Parts of the island remained closed due to the fire.
The Horne Fire began in a boreal forest on the northeast end of Isle Royale. This is an image...
The Horne Fire began in a boreal forest on the northeast end of Isle Royale. This is an image taken at night.(NPS via Kassandra Klein)
Published: Aug. 30, 2021 at 10:03 AM EDT
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ISLE ROYALE, Mich. (WLUC) - The 370-acre Horne Fire on Isle Royale is now 35% contained, the park service says.

Isle Royale National Park says that firefighters working on the fire include 22 from the National Park Service, eight from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and 21 firefighters from Virginia.

In the past several weeks, firefighting planes have also been used to drop water on the burning island.

The fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike on August 10.

Parts of the island remained closed due to the fire. Click here to find the full list.

Below is the latest map of the fire location.

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