Smell Smoke? Wind Change Brings Wildfire Smoke Into Twin Ports
If you woke up to the smell of smoke this morning, you're definitely not alone. A wind shift overnight brought wildfire smoke into the Twin Ports area overnight, prompting a number of residents in the area to be concerned if there was some sort of fire in the area.
As of 6:30 Tuesday morning, AirNow reports unhealthy to very unhealthy air quality conditions around much of the Twin Ports area. During these type of air quality conditions, it is recommended the general public take precautions to reduce exposure.
The Duluth Fire Department issued comment on the smell of smoke Tuesday morning, saying they had responded to a number of calls related to the odor of smoke in buildings in town. The department advises during times of heavier smoke that people keep their windows closed to reduce the amount of smoke that can get into your home.
The Duluth office of the National Weather Service offered comment that the smoke may be from the Greenwood Fire in the Isabella area, which has grown to over 10,000 acres as of the US Forest Service's most recent report.
The NWS also explained that smoke should clear from the Twin Ports area later Tuesday, but Northern St. Louis and Koochiching County could see smoke drift into the area as the wind changes.