Volunteers battle 10,000 acre wildfire


Last Tuesday was a frightening day for many area residents. The temperature climbed into the 80s and wind gusts at the Superior Municipal Airport topping out at 52 miles per hour combined with low relative humidity put the area into what the National Weather Service classifies as a Red Flag Warning because of the risk of fire.

And the fires came. Probably all area fire departments responded to one or more calls. In some instances the fire fighters were called to a location where they had previously fought a fire. That was the case of the Superior department’s first call. The department w...

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