Smoke from Minnesota

Have you been outside today? Did you notice the campfire smell and the smokey haze in the air? No, that’s not some huge bonfire going on in the neighborhood. Believe it or not, there is a wildfire happening in Minnesota. Due to the direction of the wind, the smoke has traveled as far as Southeastern Wisconsin. Check out the map here. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Pagami Creek forest fire near Ely, Minn., has more than tripled in size since Sunday and has grown to cover more than 16,000 acres. It may affect the air quality in our area for the next few days, so if you have respiratory issues, you are advised to go outside with caution. It surely illustrates how sensitive our environment is to events far away.

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