Greenwood Fire closure area lifted, McDougal Lake area remains closed

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District crews, engines and(U.S. Forest Service)
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 5:18 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN-- The Greenwood Fire closure, in place since August of last year, has been lifted.

“The closure was left in place over the winter season to allow for weakened, dead or dying trees to fall and uproot naturally with minimal impacts to the public,” said Ellen Bogardus-Szymaniak, District Ranger in Tofte.

Forest Service officials are not yet allowing the McDougal Lake area to open.

Before lifting the closure, this spring, Forest staff assessed conditions in portions of the burn area and posted signs to notify the public of potential risks of snags and weakened trees.

Stony River Observation Site, Little Isabella Campground and Jackpot Trail are open.

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