Smoke from Minnesota Wild Fire Moves into Illinois
The National Weather Service says smoke from a forest fire in Minnesota is spreading into sections of northern Illinois.
The weather service says the smoke started moving into Illinois on Tuesday because of northerly winds moving behind a cold front. The fire is more than 400 miles northwest of Illinois. Forecasters say the smoke is expected to continue spreading across much of northern Illinois through Tuesday evening. Westerly winds are forecast in Illinois early Wednesday.
Residents should expect hazy skies and a burning odor. The fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a lake-dotted region along the Minnesota-Canada border, was sending a plume of smoke and haze across the Upper Midwest.
Those with burning eyes, respiratory conditions and difficulty breathing should use caution.