Forest fire threatens homes and cabins south of Ely, Minn.

A wildfire that apparently started from a downed power line burned Thursday afternoon one mile south of Ely. Crews fought the blaze and faced southern winds at 22 miles per hour with gusts to 35. The Ely Mayor declared a local emergency and homes were evacuated.

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  1. MPR News live blog has the most up-to-date information on the fire.
  2. WELY radio in Ely is off the air due to the "fire location near the power substation."
  3. City of Ely: As of 3:15 PM, May 17th, Mayor Roger Skraba, on behalf of the City of Ely issued a Mayor’s Proclamation declaring a local emergency, the existence of a wild fire near Hwy 1, approaching the city limits causes a threat to the health and safety of the residence. An evacuation order for residence on the South Side of White street to 5 th Avenue to Hwy 1 have been ordered . Community Center is the evacuation center. Ely City Clerk
  4. A forest fire is burning near Ely, and houses have been evacuated. Authorities say the fire has big growth potential due to today’s strong winds. Stay safe, this story will be updated.
  5. It's very, very windy, and we have a forest fire one mile south of Ely! Please pray for the firefighters and all who are involved! thanks!
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