Dayton orders in National Guard to battle rapidly growing wildfire near Greenbush - Bring Me The News

Dayton orders in National Guard to battle rapidly growing wildfire near Greenbush

Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering the Minnesota National Guard to help battle the blaze that has burned at least 24,000 acres near Greenbush. Officials say the fire started Wednesday afternoon and has spread rapidly due to brisk winds.
Author:
Publish date:

Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering the Minnesota National Guard to help battle the blaze that has burned at least 24,000 acres near Greenbush. Officials say the fire started Wednesday afternoon and has spread rapidly due to brisk winds.

Next Up

Related

Rain helps in wildfire battle near Ely

Overnight rain helped firefighters in Ely make significant progress toward extinguishing a wildfire that earlier had threatened the city. The Duluth News Tribune also said authorities opened Minnesota Highway 1 Sunday morning for the first time since the blaze began Thursday afternoon.

Wildfires continue to burn in Boundary Waters

Officials Saturday were still fighting two small fires by air and ground in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, as well as a 500-acre blaze burning just across the Canadian border. Canadian crews are attacking a "very active" fire known as Fort Frances No. 59, the Duluth News Tribune reports.