09/14/2021 10:37 PM
Containment of the Greenwood Fire has risen to 75% as several hundred fire personnel continue to work at the scene. The size of the fire has not changed since last week.
Three small new fires have been reported in Quetico Provincial Park as five larger fires continue to burn in the park along the Ontario-Minnesota border. The park's largest fire has burned 112,957 acres since beginning June 9.
An Air Quality Alert is in effect through 8 p.m. on Friday for most of Minnesota. Officials say the air quality is at a level considered to be unhealthy for everyone.
As firefighters from across the country make their way to Northern Minnesota to fight the Greenwood fire, the Ely Volunteer Fire Department is playing a critical role as well.
Small defensive firing operation, southwest side on August 26.
Defensive Burn-out operation by the Colorado Fire Crew from White National Forest
Protecting a structure near the Greenwood Fire
Fire crews work on the west and north sides of the Greenwood Fire
View of the Greenwood Fire/Smoke near Isabella on August 24
Greenwood Lake boat landing on August 23
Additional closures within the Superior National Forest do to other fires, dry conditions
Whelp Fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Aerial Flight of John Ek Flight on 8/23
John Ek Fire on August 20
Greenwood Fire view from Highway 1
Fire behavior from the Greenwood Fire, August 20
Fighting the Greenwood Fire on August 22
Greenwood Fire August 16
Duluth Smoke rolling in Thursday 8-26
Smoke lingers over the corn in Jacobson
Two Harbors at 630 a.m. on Thursday
View looking toward Duluth along the shoreline in Lutsen, 3:15P Monday, August 23
The Superior National Forest will close National Forest lands and roads along the upper portion of the Gunflint Trail due to fires in the vicinity.
Folks in northern Minnesota take it day by day as the smoke from the Greenwood Fire fills the air.
The Superior National Forest has extended the closure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness until Sept. 3.
With the growing number of evacuations from the Greenwood Fire, a group of vet techs has started a Facebook group to help with displaced animals big and small.