What's that Smoke?
A Minnesota wildfire is sending smoke to Northeast Wisconsin. Video by nbc26.comvideo
Smoke in the air. You probably smelled it throughout the day, and here's where's it's coming from.
A wildfire is burning in Northern Minnesota, northwest of Duluth.
The wildfire was sparked by a lightning strike nearly a month ago. Now, strong winds are bringing the smoke right into our backyard.
"My wife woke me up in the middle of the night, and I said, I smell smoke," said Tom Wagner, from Sturgeon Bay.
Tom Wagner hit the road,
"As I was driving to Green Bay, and continued to smell it, for the entire stretch, I knew it was something a lot larger than just a localized fire," said Wagner.
The Brown County Health Department has been getting plenty of phone calls.
"Certainly the biggest concern is with individuals who have health issues like lung and heart disease," said Judy Friederichs, from the Brown County Health Department.
Judy Friederichs says healthy people can feel burning in the eyes and chest.
"If you have a chronic health condition, it could be more of an issue where you have tightness in the chest, and difficulty breathing," said Friederichs.
She says young people and the elderly, should just stay inside.
"If need be, some people might find that they want to go somewhere else. Especially if they have chronic conditions," said Friederichs.
But for many people, they say they will take it in stride.
"Seemed a little more hazy, a little more cloudy. Thought that was mother nature at work," said Wagner.
IN YOUR CORNER, LIVE IN ASHWAUBENON, ERIC PETERSON, NBC-26.