While the fire is not in the Gunflint Ranger District there will still be closures for public safety. Unofficial word is entry points on the west side of the Gunflint Trail such as Poplar and Round will be closed while entry points on the east side of the BWCA remain open. Saganaga and Seagull Lake only will be open for camping and travel but guests will be required to stay on those main lakes only.
While to me it is unfathomable the Pagami Creek Fire will reach the Gunflint Trail the USFS doesn't want to worry about possible evacuations. Keeping wilderness travelers off of the interior lakes of the BWCA will help firefighters concentrate on their firefighting efforts. Aircraft will need access to lakes for filling up their water supplies and do not want to worry about canoes in their way.
When we receive official closures from the USFS we will post them. In the meantime please keep the safety of the firefighters and residents of the north country in your thoughts and prayers.