Greenwood Fire remains 37% contained, moderate weather continues to help firefighters

Containment of a northern Minnesota fire remains at 37% Wednesday as firefighting teams transition.

The Greenwood Fire has burned nearly 41 square miles in the Superior National Forest since it was spotted Aug. 15 after being started by lightning.

Forest officials said in an update Wednesday that the day is a transition day between the Eastern Area Gold Team and the Northern Rockies Team 3. Thursday, the Northern Rockies Team 3 will take control of fighting the fire.

Officials said moderate weather has helped firefighters make good progress with finding hot spots and extinguishing smoky areas near the containment lines.

Wednesday’s priorities, according to officials, continue to be improving and holding containment lines, removing hazardous and fallen trees along roads, and continuing mop-up.