Sep 13, 2011

Minnesota Wildfire

As you know or didn't know, I live in Wisconsin. And right now this is what is going on. So we're all hanging out inside the house away from the smell of smoke. Sure hope everything+all animals areA-OK in Minnesota!!!

Minnesota Wildfire Impacts Wisconsin Air Quality

MADISON, Wis. -- Some people in Wisconsin are smelling smoke from a wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota.

The fire started on Aug. 18 after a lightning strike. By Sunday, the fire had grown to about 4,500 acres. A lack of rain and unfavorable conditions have made fighting the fire difficult, according to the National Weather Service.

As of Tuesday, northwesterly winds starting bringing smoke into Wisconsin and some parts of northern Wisconsin have reported falling ash and reduced visibility due to the smoke, NWS officials said.

Satellite images show the plume of smoke heading over Lake Superior on Sunday. The winds on Tuesday have pushed that smoke south, officials said.

The smoke could affect air quality over the next few days. The elderly, children and those with respiratory or cardiac problems are advised to take care.

The U.S. Forest Service said the Pagami Creek forest fire near Ely, Minn., has more than tripled in size since Sunday and has grown to cover more than 16,000 acres.

1 lovely comments:

Calista B Smith said...

I live in Chicago and we could smell it all the way down here too!