Sep 13, 2011
When you opened up your garage this morning you may have noticed a haze along with burning smell. It's not your neighbor burning leaves nor your house on fire. The smoke and smell is from the Pagami Creek Fire located in Northern Minnesota.
The fire was started by a lightning strike on August 18th. Interestingly, the fire has become larger during the past couple of weeks. Dry weather has helped the fire to grow even more larger burning many acres. The smoke highly dispersed into the atmosphere is moving on a trajectory into the Madison and Milwaukee areas.
Here is a satellite animation of the wildfire expelling smoke high into the atmosphere. This animation is provided by National Weather Service - Milwaukee/Sullivan
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