Manitoba fire means hazy skies for Minnesota

Published 1:07 pm Friday, June 25, 2010

A major fire in Canada is making skies hazy in much of Minnesota.

Twenty-nine fire crews are fighting a 104,000-acre fire at Kisseynew Lake in Manitoba.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says light winds haven’t been enough to disperse the smoke. Air quality specialist Cassie McMahon says the entire state is seeing it, as well as Wisconsin and some of Iowa.

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The smoke wasn’t expected to linger long on Friday.