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Greenwood Forest Fire in Lake County

The Greenwood Forest Fire was detected on August 15 near Greenwood Lake in north-central Lake County and rapidly expanded due to drought conditions, high winds, and other factors.

DO NOT attempt access property near the Greenwood forest fire, please respect road closures and keep out of the evacuation areas. No aerial activity, including operation of drones, is allowed; severe penalties exist for those caught operating or flying drones near the Greenwood forest fire.

The following roads are closed until further notice due to the fire:

As of 8am on Friday, September 10, 2021, the upper section of Hwy 2 will reopen. Check-point passes will no longer be needed to drive on Hwy 2, however, they will still be needed to drive on the closed section on Hwy 1 (between the Hwy 1 and Hwy 2 intersection and Lankinen Rd).

Please drive with caution and be aware that there are still fire crews working along Hwy 2.

For latest information, please visit:

InciWeb Incident Information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7805/
Superior National Forest/BWCAW Closures: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/superior/alerts-notices
Lake County Emergency Alerts: https://www.co.lake.mn.us/emergency-management/

To view a map with the most recent closures and evacuation information, please click here.

The Lake County Parcel Atlas map has also been updated with fire-related information include the fire’s extent and road closures.