A major wildfire in northeastern Minnesota’s Lake County has grown to 32-hundred acres — about five square miles — and is threatening homes and cabins, with evacuation orders in place for about 75 dwellings plus two highways remain closed southwest of Isabella.   Joanna Gilkeson with Superior National Forest says:

“We are making progress in terms of slowing the fire down, and in terms of cooling-off certain areas.”

But the wildfire is not contained and warm temps, low humidity and wind are making crews’ job even more difficult.  A Red Cross shelter is set up at the Finland Community Center.  A public meeting is tomorrow (Thurs) night at  6 p-m at Wolf Ridge Environmental Center.   It will be broadcast on the Superior National Forest Facebook page.