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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 / akrueger@duluthnews.com)

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.

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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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