Greenwood Fire Update

4:10 PM Friday, 8/20/2021

Per Superior National Forest Update

The Greenwood fire has jumped to the west side of Highway 2 and north of Stony Lake, and is close to overtaking several homes/cabins.

Greenwood fire has grown to 4,734 acres as of 4 PM Friday, August 20, 2021.

The Sheriff is conducting additional evacuations near Slate Lake, West and East Chub Lakes and Highlife Lake.

Call 218-499-9441 for Greenwood Fire line.

The fire crossed over a point designated as a Management Action Point, triggering evacuations in the Sand Lake and Stony Lake areas.

At 2:29 PM Friday — The Lake County Sherrif’s Office is starting evacuations in the area around Highway 1 near Highway 2 and on the Tomahawk Trail amongst other roads in the area.

Smoke plume from the Greenwood fire has been clearly visible on Duluth’s doppler radar this afternoon, a sign the fire is gaining strength like it has the last few afternoons.

Those pink colors (outlined by the black arrows) indicate hot spots/wildfires over southern Ontario Canada or in the Quetico Provincial Park and also the Greenwood Fire in northeastern Minnesota.

Goes-16 imagery from Friday, August 20, 2021

Tim

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