The wildfire that started over the weekend in Wadena County in north-central Minnesota is 80 percent contained and has burned more than 1,400 acres of woods and brush.
People who were evacuated in the town of Nimrod, Minn. have been allowed to return and no injuries were reported. National Guard soldiers are now helping fight the fire: 12 soldiers from St. Paul and St. Cloud were sent in, along with two Blackhawk helicopters.
We found it interesting that a brush fire would pop up in early April, but we weren't sure if that was normal or if it perhaps portends a more active wildfire season in Minnesota this year. Jean Goad, Department of Natural Resources information officer, will join The Daily Circuit Tuesday to discuss the potential for more wildfires this year.