Crews are making progress against a thousand-acre forest fire near Ely caused by a prescribed burn that got out of control. Low winds combined with last night’s quarter-inch rain brought relief after two gusty days when the fire grew a bit in the northwest corner. But Superior National Forest’s Becca Manlove says the eastern flank closest to homes held well and they’re feeling good about that. The fire is now 55-percent contained and ground crews are working to extend the containment line. Firefighters have installed five to six miles of firehose and around the perimeter of the blaze.