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Local crews help fight forest fire

The Esko Fire Department has had a busy week fighting the Greenwood Fire, alongside various departments from across northern Minnesota.

After a request for equipment on Aug.16 from the state, the Esko Department has had two to six firefighters and various trucks assisting with fighting the dangerous and growing wildfire that was sparked by lightning and detected on Aug. 15 about 40 miles north of Two Harbors.

Cloquet Area Fire District fire chief Matt Ashmore said CAFD sent a Type 1 "normal" fire engine with four personnel to the Greenwood Fire on the night of Aug. 16. Since that time, CAFD ha...

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