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WILDFIRE

Greenwood Lake fire now estimated at 1,500 acres

McDougal Lake Campground area evacuated

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ISABELLA— A fire that started near Greenwood Lake in Lake County had grown to approximately 1,500 acres as of Monday morning, Aug. 16, with days of potentially critical fire weather in the forecast. With drought conditions ranging from severe to extreme in the area, the U.S. Forest Service ordered the evacuation of the McDougal Lake Campground and associated recreational amenities.

The fire, located about 15 miles southwest of Isabella, was reportedly growing rapidly and is expected to spread, potentially catastrophically, to the north, northeast.

This is a developing fire situation and this order may change as the fire grows or changes direction. 

A copy of the official closure order will be added to the forest’s alerts and warnings page. Please check the Superior National Forest website for closure information and Inciweb for the latest fire updates. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @SuperiorNF for the latest updates. 

A copy of the official closure order will be added to the forest’s alerts and warnings page. Please check the Superior National Forest website for closure information and Inciweb for the latest fire updates. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @SuperiorNF for the latest updates. 

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