*DISREGARD 8:00pm FIRE/SMOKE UPDATE - INFO BELOW IS CORRECT*
Friday 8:15pm: In looking at the fire heat signature on the weather satellite, it's clear that the fire is to our NORTHWEST. Winds just north of Cottage Grove are blowing FROM the northwest and transporting smoke into Cottage Grove. Winds in Cottage Grove are now blowing from the WEST, bringing smoke into the area. Air Quality is now in the "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" category. Real time air quality and weather info at grove411.com.
Winds on Saturday are expected to blow from the North, Northwest, and possibly West. This MAY continue to bring smoke into the area. Otherwise, dry weather will be the case through the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.
*THIS FIRE POSES NO THREAT TO COTTAGE GROVE*