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Joyce Scott hauls balsam fir trees cut by her son Nate Scott (right) as they work to create a fire line around their home on Nine Mile Lake east of Finland on Wednesday. The family was doing what they could to take preventative measures against the fire. (Bob King /

In the line of fire: Some residents evacuate, others dig in as Pagami Creek fire creeps closer

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NINE MILE LAKE -- Patty and Gregg Scott spent four years building their log home here, on their own, from the ground up, and they weren't about to sit around and wait for the Pagami Creek fire to burn it down.


So on Wednesday, joined by friends and family, they grabbed chain saws and a skid-steer and fire pumps and hoses -- and they hacked out a line in the forest where they would fight the fire on their terms.

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