Featured photo courtesy of Superior National Forest Service, depicting the Whelp fire in the BWCAW.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will be closed until at least Sept. 3, as the Greenwood Fire rages on inside the Superior National Forest.
There are 12 other smaller fires, some of them in the Wilderness, currently within the Forest.
Most have been caused by lightning, but some have also been caused by illegal campfires.
Forest roads around the Gunflint Trail area are closed due to fire activity in the John Ek Fire and limited firefighting resources.
More than 400 people are working on the scene of the Greenwood Fire.
The Greenwood Fire has grown 30 square miles in size and has prompted at least 300 evacuations, with the American Red Cross running shelters in Babbit and Finland.
Red Cross volunteers are always needed in times of disaster, more information on training is available at redcross.org/mndaks.
The fire created its own weather Monday via a pyrocumulus cloud. These storm clouds are created from hot air and smoke from the blaze and can produce lightning and gusty winds, which can create even more hazards for firefighters.