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Published May 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Northwestern Wisconsin wildfire - Wednesday


A Bombardier 415 water bomber operating out of Ontario dumps a load of water on a fire along East Beauregard Lake Road on Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2013, in eastern Douglas County near Barnes, Wis. The wildfire had been about 90 percent contained at that time. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)

  • A Bombardier 415 water bomber operating out of Ontario dumps a load of water on a fire along East Beauregard Lake Road on Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2013, in eastern Douglas County near Barnes, Wis. The wildfire had been about 90 percent contained at that time. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • Bobby Wienbergen (left) and Jim Deutsch of the Spooner Volunteer Fire Department spray down a hot spot inside the foundation of a home on Murray Lake Road destroyed by Tuesday night's wildfire near Barnes, Wis. Fire crews were mopping up the scene on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • A mobile home on Ellison Lake near Barnes burned to the ground while a home next door owned by Darrell Keene (in the background) survived the wildfire. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • A wildfire burns near Barnes, Wis., on Wednesday afternoon as a firefighting aircraft flies overhead. (Bob King / News Tribune)
  • All that remains of this home on Sand Lake near Barnes, Wis. is the fireplace after a wildfire swept through the area late Tuesday night, May 14, 2013. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • A Black Hawk helicopter from the Wisconsin National Guard dips water from Deer Print Lake to carry to fire hotspots near Barnes, Wis., on Wednesday afternoon. A second Black Hawk heads to another nearby lake to reload with water. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • Darrell and Patricia Keene of Barnes, Wis., pack up a few necessities when as they evacuate their home Wednesday morning. They were told winds might cause fires to continue to spread. "Preliminary reports said our place was gone," said Darrell, who rushed home from the Twin Cities in the middle of the night. "The fire crews were just fabulous ... they saved the house, hosed it down and kept it from burning." (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • Al Dahlen of Duluth, who owns a cabin on Sand Lake near Barnes, Wis., describes how close the fire came to his property. "It's a miracle," Dahlen said of his cabin's close call. "I'm still shaking." The fire burned to within a few feet of buildings on his land. (Bob King / News Tribune)