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February 14, 2019
Wadena County dispatch received a 911 call regarding a house on fire at 10:29 p.m. Feb. 13 in Menahga. Forum News Service
Body found in house fire in Menahga
February 14, 2019 - 11:37am
January 28, 2019
It was another bone-chilling -22 degree night for fighting a structure fire. We were paged out at 02:36 for a “fully involved structure fire” in Morrison County. Upon arrival, we found flames coming from the roof. Our crews were able to get in quickly and snuff out the flames, but the fire had extension throughout the attic. We were on scene doing overhaul until 0700. The single occupant (and her kitty) got out without injury. Photo: Pillager Fire and Rescue Facebook page.
Woman, pet cat escape late night home blaze
January 28, 2019 - 5:00am
January 11, 2019
Firefighters respond to early morning fire
January 11, 2019 - 3:00am
January 10, 2019
This 2017 file photo shows paper bales processed by GreenForest Recycling at the Brainerd Industrial Center. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Firefighters get helping hand in putting fire out at BIC
January 10, 2019 - 5:00am
January 7, 2019
A Pillager Area Fire and Rescue crew responds to a garage fire in Sylvan Township Sunday night. The Cass County Sheriff's Office and North Memorial Ambulance responded to the fire. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Garage and contents lost in fire
January 7, 2019 - 5:00am
January 4, 2019
Eleven fire departments responded to Blueberry Pines Golf Club in Menahga Wednesday, Jan. 2, after the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls about a fire. Submitted photo
Fire destroys Menahga golf course lodge
January 4, 2019 - 3:00am
December 29, 2018
Firefighters battle a fire at Bud's Small Engine Repair, 20233 Hematite Ave., Ironton. George "Bud" Hanson's son, Josh, said sparks ignited fuel cans, rapidly engulfing the repair shop in flames. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Fire engulfs small engine repair shop in Ironton: Blaze comes less than 2 years after school bus rammed into repair shop
December 29, 2018 - 3:00am
December 12, 2018
Backus firefighters send a hose down through the attic to put out a fire Wednesday, Dec. 12, on State Highway 87 next to the Salty Dog Saloon in Backus. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
House 'complete loss' after fire in Backus
December 12, 2018 - 4:23pm
Backus firefighters send a hose down through the attic to put out a fire Wednesday, Dec. 12, on State Highway 87 next to the Salty Dog Saloon in Backus. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
House is ‘complete loss’ after fire in Backus
December 12, 2018 - 4:12pm
December 8, 2018
Firefighters from three fire departments extinguish a fire Nov. 16 at an apartment building in Crosby. The fire started on the southeast portion of this building. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Crosby family shares story of apartment fire: 'Another minute or so' and no one would have escaped, mom said
December 8, 2018 - 7:00am
November 29, 2018
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Area firefighters respond to attic fire Nov. 21
November 29, 2018 - 6:00am
November 15, 2018
Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Nisswa firefighters and police, along with Turner Towing, responded to a pickup truck that was on fire Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15, on Highway 371.
Pickup truck catches fire on Highway 371 in Nisswa
November 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Pillager emergency personnel respond to a fire Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Fire burns hole in wall at Cragun's hotel building
November 15, 2018 - 5:00am
November 10, 2018
Firefighting professionals move equipment for the next exercise during a training session Tuesday, Oct. 30, at a structure at the intersection of CR 3 and CR 4 north of Merrifield. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Nisswa, Mission firefighters train in controlled structure burn
November 10, 2018 - 4:00am
October 19, 2018
Lakes Area Fire Security secures the scene after a fire burned Dockside Rental outside of Nisswa early Thursday, Oct. 18, outside of Nisswa. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Fire burns Dockside Rental near Nisswa
October 19, 2018 - 5:00am