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

Smoke from the Greenwood Fire in northern Minnesota Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Photo: KSTP/ Kirsten Swanson. Smoke from the Greenwood Fire in northern Minnesota Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: September 01, 2021 12:53 PM
Created: September 01, 2021 12:04 PM

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.


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