A 100,000 acre wildfire in northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area (called the BWCA) is being fanned by winds and dry wood, according to the state’s largest newspaper, the Star Tribune.
What began as a mid-August fire erupted in the past day or so when strong wind. The Star Tribune reports that the US Forest Service models indicated a .2% chance of the fire reaching the size it is now.
Authorities have begun evacuations in key areas. If you’re ever asked to leave your home right away – here’s a list of items to take with you from our Grab-n-Go kit.