Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 1:23:01 AM CDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-NWCG-7805
FWAC Incident ID
209297
Incident Name
Greenwood Fire
Last Updated
Friday, October 22, 2021 1:02 AM CDT
(20 mins, 52 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Sunday, August 15, 2021 9:45 AM CDT
(2 months ago)
State
Minnesota
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
32.8 miles NNE of Duluth, MN
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

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

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Sunday August 15th, 2021 approx. 02:45 PM
Location
10 miles SW of Isabella, MN
Incident Description
Wildfire
Coordinates
47.553, -91.648
Size (Acres)
26,797
Containment
80%
Estimated Containment Date
Thursday October 14th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Incident Contact
Superior National Forest
Phone: 218-626-4300
Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
Superior National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
8901 Grand Ave Place
Duluth, MN 55808
Incident Map

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