Crews are taking advantage of a continued stretch of cool temperatures, light winds and high humidity to expand containment lines around the massive Greenwood wildfire in northeastern Minnesota’s Lake County.  Information Officer Clark McCreedy says the goal is to complete a “box” around the blaze:

“Highway 2 on the west, Highway 1 on the north, Stony River Grade on the east, and now these operations that we’ve got ongoing on the southern side of the fire — essentially we’re building a box.”

McCreedy says winds expected Wednesday or Thursday could push the fire northwest toward already-established containment lines, giving crews the chance to fortify lines on the wildfire’s southeastern flank:

“And the fire that we set along the Stony River Grade using those winds would pushed back into the existing footprint of the fire.   So we use the wind to our tactical advantage.”