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
Date of Origin:
Sunday, August 15, 2021 2:45 PM CDT
10 miles SW of Isabella, MN
Jim Edgar, MNICS T3 Team C
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 AM CDT
Brush (2 feet) Closed Timber Litter Timber (Litter and Understory)
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.
48 hours: Limited potential with cooler temps and precipitation.
Temperatures will be cooler today, with highs right around 60 degrees. Relative humidities will likely fall to only the middle 50 percent range.
A chilly night is on tap for tonight, with low temperatures dipping to the middle 30s. Some patchy frost is expected across central Lake County. Dry conditions will continue for Wednesday and Thursday.
Greenwood Fire Information Phone: 218-499-9441 Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Superior National Forest U.S. Forest Service 8901 Grand Ave Place Duluth, MN 55808