Just across Minnesota’s western border, several hundred firefighters are battling what authorities call “suspicious” wildfires along more than 60 miles of Interstate 29 in northeastern North Dakota up to the Canadian border.
Walsh County, North Dakota Sheriff Ron Jergens said the fires started in the north. Assisted by the wind, the fires have continued south.
Interstate 29 was shut down for several hours because of dense smoke and multiple crashes north of the Oslo, Minnesota interchange caused by zero visibility.
Traffic is moving in certain areas but officials are still advising no travel.