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Greenwood Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Greenwood Fire Information
Phone: 218-499-9441
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Highlighted Activity

09/26/2021 Greenwood Fire Fact Sheet September 26, 2021
GREENWOOD FIRE FACT SHEET - Sunday, September 26, 2021 Greenwood Fire information on InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7805/ Public Information Line: 218-499-9441     Email:...
News - 09/26/2021
Map that shows the closure are of forest lands and trails near the Greenwood Fire.Image options: [ Full Size ]

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 CommanderJim Edgar, MNICS T3 Team C
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates47.553 latitude, -91.648 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel120
Size26,797 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 14th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet)

Closed Timber Litter

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to work on hazard tree reduction with heavy equipment along Highway 2. Continue to utilize ground resources to conduct direct containment line on the northeast, south, and east sides of the fire. Continue to mop up, cold-trail, and monitor for any hot spots to continue to work towards containment. Work on suppression repair in identified areas. Rain and moisture continue to moderate fuel conditions and behavior.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Minimal spread due to precipitation.

24 hours: Minimal spread due to precipitation.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temperatures will be around 70 degrees for highs over the next couple of days. Relative humidity levels will likely fall to only the middle 50 percent range.

Dry conditions will continue for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.