Smoke from a distant fire is drifting into parts of Wisconsin. The fires are in far northern Minnesota — yet the smoke has drifted to eastern and southern Wisconsin. “It seems odd that part of the state would notice this first,” said Chuck Warzecha with the state Department of Health Services. “It’s coming across Lake Superior and across the Upper Peninsula into Wisconsin.” Warzecha said local health departments are receiving calls about heavy smoke odors, ash and concerns about smoke inhalation. People with health concerns are being advised to stay inside until the air quality clears.

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