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Sunset as seen from Skyline Parkway in Duluth on Thursday evening. Smoke from western wildfires has been creating orange-red sunsets in recent days. (Photo by Andrew Krueger /

As smoke drifts in, Minnesota sends crews to battle western wildfires

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In exchange for a layer of smoky haze spurred by western wildfires, Minnesota is sending two crews of wildland firefighters out west.


The Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids said Friday that two, 20-person crews from Minnesota will join crews from Wisconsin and Michigan leaving from Duluth.

The crews are headed to the Chiwaukum Creek fire near Leavenworth, Wash.

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