Wildfire Update

Monday, 8/30/2021

Greenwood Fire is located near Greenwood Lake on the Laurentian Ranger District. The fire is between Greenwood Lake and the intersections of Highways 1 and 2.

Size: 25,991 acres
Total Personnel: 468
Percent of Perimeter Contained: 14%

Significant amounts of rain fell over the Greenwood fire area this past weekend, and the weather forecast includes more rain late this week (Thursday-Friday time frame).

Dry weather is forecast for the next few days, however, and this combined with an ongoing drought could lead to some fire growth into midweek.

Winds out of the northwest on Monday will shift to an easterly direction for Tuesday through Thursday, so any new fire spread should be off to the west or northwest after tonight.

Whelp Fire — 50 acres, this fire is located 23 miles northwest of Lutsen, Minnesota.

John Ek Fire — 1,563 acres, this fire is located 2.5 miles south of Little Saganaga Lake and extends from John Ek Lake to the SE corner of Elton Lake.


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