Crews look to turn tide on Greenwood fire with help from weather
Rain, lower temps could assist crews at work in the Superior National Forest
August 26, 2021
ISABELLA, MINN. – More than 34 square miles of northern Minnesota forest have been set ablaze by the Greenwood fire, officials said Wednesday, but hope is on the horizon as more favorable weather finally has slowed the fire's growth.
"In the near term it looks like we've got really good weather that will allow these firefighters to really make some progress," said Clark McCreedy, public information officer for the interagency team managing the state's largest wildfire, which is burning about 30 miles north of Two Harbors in the Superior National Forest.
Cloud cover, moderate winds and lower temperatures will help the 429 personnel fighting the fire, and rain is likely over the next few days. The fire continues to hold on the south side of Hwy. 1, which ground crews have maintained as a containment line.