Crews battle wildfire in Superior National Forest

Crews are battling a wildfire in Superior National Forest’s Tofte Ranger District, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

USDA officials say the wildfire was declared at 1 p.m. after it was spotted during a prescribed burn.

Authorities say the wildfire was south of Arc Trail — 177A on the map below, courtesy of USDA.

Authorities say 265 acres of forest were affected in the fire, although 56 of those acres were from a scheduled, prescribed burn.

Water-dropping aircraft was brought in to extinguish the flames, and humidity from cloud cover also helped to suppress the fire.

Ground crews worked late into the night on Wednesday and returned Thursday morning to secure the fire edge.

No word on whether anyone was injured or if any structures in the area were damaged.