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Gunflint Trail evacuated due to wildfires

A mandatory evacuation of the west end of the Gunflint trail was ordered by authorities on Sunday after wildfires had grown to 12.5 miles, reports WCCO.

The fire has approached the Boundry Waters Canoe Area and covers over 8000 acres, KARE 11 said.

High winds have fueled the fire, which according to officials is no more than 5 percent contained, The Star Tribune said.

According to The Pioneer Press, 100 people have been evacuated so far. It is estimated that properties worth over $33 million dollars are in danger.