The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the wildfires that caused plenty of damage in the Karlstad area appear to have been intentionally set.
Rain and snow have dampened wildfires in northwestern Minnesota. The Minnesota Interagency Fire Center says eight fires consumed more than 56 square miles of woods and grassland this week.
Evacuees have returned to their homes in a small northwestern Minnesota town after fire crews contained a rapidly-spreading wildfire fueled by brisk winds.
Smoke is hanging in the skies over a large part of of northern Minnesota as it drifts from the wildfires in the northwest corner of the state.
Firefighters have contained a wildfire that destroyed about a half-dozen homes and forced evacuations Tuesday in the far northwestern Minnesota town of Karlstad, a fire official said, while dry and windy conditions helped ignite several other blazes in the region.
The Minnesota Inter Agency Fire Center is reporting that the town of Karlstad in northwestern Minnesota is being evacuated because of a growing wildfire. The town has 760 residents.