Snow temporarily relieves wildfire

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Snow helped relieve a massive Minnesota wildfire Wednesday, but it remains one of the largest in state history, the Pioneer Press reported.

The fire covered over 100,000 acres, and over 500 firefighters are working to extinguish it, according to the Star Tribune. It originally started from a strike of lightning on Aug. 18.

According to the Pioneer Press, the fire grew "merely a quarter-mile" Wednesday, but the sudden change in weather could soon be reversed, as forecasts show warmer weather coming in from the south, says the Star Tribune.

Forest Ranger Mark Van Every told the Star Tribune that the wind forecast was "completely wrong." An infographic by the Pioneer Press shows how rapidly the fire has spread.

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