Carlton County wildfire continues to smolder despite rain; three homes remain evacuated

Posted on AllSides September 6th, 2023
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DULUTH — A half-inch of rain helped calm a 70-acre Carlton County wildfire, but it continues to burn Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The department said six residences were evacuated Sept. 4, the night the fire was detected, with the occupants of three already able to return. The fire is about 45 miles southwest of Duluth, near Barnum and on the east side of Interstate 35. It was first discovered in a swamp marshland near county roads 8 and 11. Fueled by temperatures in the 90s...

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