There’s some rain in northeast Minnesota, but not nearly enough to squelch numerous wildfires, including the massive Greenwood fire that’s now estimated at 26-thousand acres, with about 300 residents evacuated and some structures destroyed. Incident commander Brian Pisarek says on Wednesday in the northeast corner near Slade Lake, air and ground operations secured the fire from moving toward structures:
“That was a big success for us. Our next priority is the town of Isabella and… isolated structures to the north, so we’re going along Highway 1 with our logging group, clearing fuel from the road.”
Pisarek says they want to be ready for expected wind Monday:
“Prepping the Stony River grade and setting fire for a fire break to protect the town of Isabella.”
Officials say the fire remains a “substantial” distance from Isabella.