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Greenwood Fire

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Superior National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
8901 Grand Ave Place
Duluth, MN 55808

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The Greenwood Fire was detected on August 15, 2021 near Greenwood Lake on the Laurentian Ranger District. The fire is between Greenwood Lake and the intersections of Highways 1 and 2.  
(https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7808/64839/). The Greenwood Fire is managed under unified command with the Superior National Forest, Lake County Emergency Management, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 


At 8:00 a.m. Friday September 3rd, the Lake County Sheriff reopened the closed and evacuated section of Hwy 2 (between Forest Hwy 11 and Hwy 1) to home and cabin owners in the Greenwood Lake, Sand Lake, and Dunka River Road areas.  Each property owner will be given two check-point passes that will need to be shown each time they enter Hwy 2 through one of the check-points (either at the intersection of Forest Hwy 11 and Hwy 2 on the north end).  Passes are currently limited to property owners and their immediate families in order to limit traffic for crew safety.  For information about entering your property, please call Lake County Dispatch, 218-510-0640.  You can also sign up for emergency text alerts at Lake County Emergency Management at 773-844-6449. You can sign up for emergency text alerts and calls from Lake County here: https://www.co.lake.mn.us/emergency-management/ 
 
For Superior National Forest Closures visit:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/superior/alerts-notices 
For Superior National Forest Fire Restrictions visit:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/superior/alerts-notices/?aid=67256
For MN DNR Fire Restrictions visit:   https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/index.html


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday August 15th, 2021 approx. 02:45 PM
Location10 miles SW of Isabella, MN
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates47.553 latitude, -91.648 longitude

Current Situation

Size26,797 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%