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What's That Smoky Smell in Greendale?

Smoke is coming from Minnesota wildfires.

When you step outside just about anywhere in the city, it's hazy and there is a smell of smoke when you step outside. So where is the fire?

Surprise, it’s not even in Wisconsin.

It is believed that the smoke is coming from the northern Minnesota wildfires.

The has received one call asking about the smell.

CBS in Minnesota is reporting that the cold front is pushing the smoke throughout Wisconsin. The Ripon, WI, newspaper is reporting its community is smelling smoke.

Residents and campers in the Boundary Waters are being asked to evacuate the area where the wildfire is, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) recommends that individuals with sensitivity to smoke should remain indoors with the doors and windows closed, using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter on air conditioners.

The National Weather Service said, "Lighting started a wildfire, called the Pagami Creek Fire, in the arrowhead of Minnesota back around August 18 and that by September 11 the fire had grown to around 4500 acres.The lack of rain and wind have made the fire worse. Some places in the northern part of the state have reported falling ash and reduced visibility due to the smoke.

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