Election 2016: Clinton, Trump Debate For First Time [MORE] [LIVE CBS REACTION] [LISTEN LIVE TO WWJ]

Wind Pushes Smoke From Minnesota Fire Over Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) – A smoky odor in parts of northern Michigan may have caused people to think there was a forest fire nearby. In fact, the fire was hundreds of miles away in northern Minnesota.

The National Weather Service says northwesterly winds from a cool front that blew in Monday night brought smoke from a fire that’s been burning nearly a month in the Boundary Waters wilderness area of Minnesota. The fire was ignited by a lightning strike Aug. 18 and has grown to about 60,000 acres.

Forecaster Mike Boguth of the weather service office in Gaylord said Tuesday the smell was strong in his area. It also was noticeable in Traverse City.

In the Marquette area, the weather service reported ash falling from the sky and reduced visibility in some places.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen