Update 1 – Thursday – September 2, 2021
A 40-square wildfire named the GREENWOOD FIRE is burning 10 miles southwest of Isabella, Minnesota was ignited by lightning on August 15ath around 1445 hours.
The original natural cover fire prompted mandatory evacuations of area residents and they are still awaiting on when they can repopulate their homes in the northeastern portion of the state, where extreme drought conditions have been present.
It is under the management of the Northern Rockies IMT Team 3 which was transferred today from the EA Gold Team, an Type 2 IMT. Other agencies assisting are the USFS – Superior NF agency (https://www.facebook.com/SuperiorNF/), Lake County Sheriff’s Office, MN.
Fire has burned about 26,089 acres of brush and timber. Containment is at thirty-seven percent. Reports of at least 12 homes and cabins have been destroyed and reported on August 25, 2021.
Fire behavior has been reduced to minimal activity with creeping, isolated torching and smoldering.
There have been 71 structures lost.
Currently, there are 493 total personnel along with eight crews, 28 engines and two copters.
Total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $11.5 Million Dollars.
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