The highway has been closed for about a month.
The Forest Service has loosened fire restrictions amid the change in seasons.
Rain and cooler temperatures have helped crews battle wildfires in northern Minnesota.
They have too many donated items in the open, which is attracting black bears.
It was safe enough for emergency personnel to assess the McDougal Lake area this week.
Existing fires grew and more fires have popped up.
It's the largest wildfire in Minnesota in nearly a decade.
The National Park Service has closed a number of areas of the park.
This comes as the Greenwood fire doubles in size to over 9,000 acres.
There are almost 300 personnel fighting the fire.
The blaze had previously been constrained to an area east of Highway 2
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Highways are closed and people are being evacuated as the wildfire grows.
The fire has spread quickly, and is expected to keep moving.
The fire was detected around 3 p.m. Sunday.
Beltrami County has had issues with people in the Bemidji area complaining about firefighting planes this summer.
Drifting smoke "will likely remain with us for a while," one group warned.
The latest forecast from Sven Sundgaard.
After a brief weekend break, the poor air quality will be back to start the week.
This comes amid the ongoing drought that's impacting the entire state.