Weekend rain helps crews battle Greenwood Fire | KSTP.com

Weekend rain helps crews battle Greenwood Fire

FILE - Greenwood Fire fills the air with smoke and haze near Isabella. Photo: KSTP/Kristen Swanson. FILE - Greenwood Fire fills the air with smoke and haze near Isabella.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: September 06, 2021 03:33 PM
Created: September 06, 2021 03:21 PM

Cooler temperatures and some rain showers over the weekend helped crews that are working to battle wildfires in northern Minnesota.

The largest fire in the state — the Greenwood Fire — remained at about 40 3/4 square miles in size and was 37% contained as of Monday morning, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire was first detected back on Aug. 15 about 10 miles southwest of Isabella.

The favorable weather over the weekend "greatly diminished" the threat to cabins, homes and recreational sites in the area, the forest service said.


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