Smoke is hanging in the skies over a large part of of northern Minnesota as it drifts from the wildfires in the northwest corner of the state.
KARLSTAD, Minn. (AP) -Smoke is hanging in the skies over a large part of of northern Minnesota as it drifts from the wildfires in the northwest corner of the state.
Authorities say residents in the Bemidji, Deer River, Grand Rapids, Orr, Cook, Virginia, Hibbing and Tower areas, as well as Fort Frances, Ontario, in Canada, have expressed concern about the smoke.
The smoke is being carried by strong winds out of the northwest and is trapped close to the ground by a temperature inversion. The inversion is expected to lift later Wednesday, but residents across northern Minnesota may continue to see some smoke for several days.
The fire danger remains extreme to very high across much of Minnesota. Anyone who witnesses an actual fire should report it immediately by calling 911.