It's the largest wildfire in Minnesota in nearly a decade.
The blaze had previously been constrained to an area east of Highway 2
Some rain could move over the fire Friday night.
The crash happened shortly after takeoff from the Ely Airport.
There have been 169 deaths on Minnesota roads so far this year.
The man overturned on a 2017 Harley just before 2 a.m. Thursday.
The Lake County News Chronicle has been publishing since 1890.