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"He made a difference. There's no doubt about it," Duluth Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj said of the quick and selfless response, noting that volunteer firefighter quite possibly saved lives.
Two other people were injured at Northernaire Houseboats on Wednesday night.
It wasn't the biggest fire in recent history in northern Minnesota. The Pagami Creek Fire in 2011 was nearly four times bigger and scorched a huge swath of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
One year after the Lake County wildfire, the scorched Superior National Forest, cabin owners and McDougal Lake Campground all show resilience.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Thesing said the fire started when a mortar shell failed to launch from the tube and exploded, igniting other fireworks on the boat.
Peder and Amber Thusholt, nor their three children, were home when the fire broke out.

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Nisswa fire chief says it burns faster than gasoline.
Fifteen Nisswa firefighters — along with eight from Pequot Lakes, 11 from Mission Township and about eight from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — were called at 6:58 p.m. to a wildfire on East Clark Lake Road in Nisswa.
The DNR will not issue permits for open burning

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