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Wildfire 200 acres in size burning on Isle Royale National Park

The National Park Service has closed a number of areas of the park.

While northeastern Minnesota continues to deal with the emergency caused by the Greenwood wildfire, another is burning not far away on Isle Royale National Park.

The National Park Service says the fire burning on the east end of the island on Lake Superior is approximately 200 acres in size as of Sunday afternoon.

While this pales in comparison to the 9,000-acre fire in Superior National Forest, the blaze – known as the Horne Fire – has forced a number of areas to be closed to visitors on the island due to elevated levels of danger amid ongoing drought conditions.

The park service says the fire is located near the shore of Duncan Bay by the Tobin-Duncan Portage.

The closures include campgrounds in Duncan Bay, Lane Cove Trail, and Merritt Lane, as well as docks at Hidden Lake, Tobin Harbor, and Duncan Narrows, and a number of hiking trails.

You can find more details of the impacts from the fire here.

As of Sunday evening, the Greenwood Fire had declined in size slightly, reducing from a little over 9,000 acres on Saturday to 8,862 acres as of Sunday night.

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