Pagami Creek Forest Fire of September 2011 Hits Jet Stream; Brings Haze and Smoke to Wisconsin and Illinois.
Palatine Fire Department, Palatine Rural Fire Department Rolling Meadows, and Arlington Heights Fire Department received reports of smoke and haze that also included a report of a burning electric or burning plastic smell.
An Arlington Heights police officer reported smoke and haze on the far south area of Arlington Heights. Arlington Heights Fire Department responded to a report of haze and smoke and odor near 800 West Central Road. Later the smoke smell was reported in Schaumburg as the smoke and haze gradually drifted south.
Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedics reported the smoke conditions as they returned from Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The source of the odor, smoke and haze is reported to be a large forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota.
Video with still shots of Pagami Creek Fire September 2011.
Winds in northwest suburbs of Chicago are from the northwest. Northwest winds are also reported in Green Bay (with reduced visibility), Waukesha, Milwaukee and many other Wisconsin communities.
The remote smoke conditions were first reported in northwest Wisconsin, then the Milwaukee area, and then northern Illinois.
A Special weather statement has been issued for the Wisconsin cities of FonDu Lac, Sheboygan, Marquette, Green Lake, Millwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Lake Geneva, Janesville, Beloit, Elkhorn, Waukesha, Wisconsin Dells, Madison, Portage and more.
Superior National Forest officials reported that the fire, known as the Pagami Creek Fire, made an unprecedented 16-mile run eastward on Monday near Ely, Minnesota.
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CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
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