Winter Hazard Awareness Week Hit Central Minnesota

Fire and ice are the topics this week during Winter Hazard Awareness Week. Central Minnesota’s Sheriff and Fire Departments are reminding Minnesotans to get ready and be prepared for the winter months. Just because your car might be able to handle snowy conditions better, roads...

Fighting Fire Without Needing Hydrants

Fire hydrants. They’re an important tool to fight fires. In Pequot Lakes rural areas and cold winters make it challenging to be able to rely on fire hydrants all the times. But the few hydrants in our area are regularly checked and loaded. To keep them from freezing in the...

Two Dorset popular destination ignite during early morning storm

An early morning wake up call to a scary inferno. Dorset, affectionately known as restaurant capital of the world, lost two of its popular destinations this morning in an early morning fire. Park Rapid fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze, but suspect a...

Dept. Public Safety Releases Fireworks Safety Tips

Fourth of July is just around the corner. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without fireworks. But when dealing with fire, those sparklers and other novelty items can be dangerous. We go over fireworks safety tips that will make this holiday safer and more fun at the same time....

Minnesota Disasters Exhibit Opens At Beltrami County History Center

A new exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center has opened its doors. Inside the Minnesota Disasters exhibit, visitors get to learn stories of man made and natural disasters from Minnesota’s past. The exhibit covers everything from bridge collapses to fires. Panels of...

Cass Lake Youth Charged With Arson For Starting 76-Acre Fire

A Cass Lake youth has been charged with arson for starting the fire that damaged over 70 acres and endangered multiple homes in Pike Bay Township, according to the Cass County attorney. A 17-year-old juvenile of rural Cass Lake has been charged with felony wildfire arson for...

Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Cass Lake

BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Cass Lake Fire crews are battling a brush fire in Cass Lake Wednesday. According to witnesses, choppers are making air-drops to contain the fire. Witnesses say they can see heavy smoke billowing from miles away South of Cass Lake...

Down Tree Causes 22-Acre Fire in Deer River

  Firefighters in Deer River are extinguishing hot spots today after battling a 22-acre fire on Sunday. This happened on the Deer River Range District of the Chippewa National Forest near Little Ball Club Lake. According to the U.S. Forest Service, a tree fell on a power...

New Fire Safety Regulation may Up Prices for New Homes

  Beginning this year, new residential homes must have automatic fire sprinkler systems installed.  This regulation follows the state’s recent adoption of the latest International Residential Code. For the past several years, residential homes have been required to have...

Firefighter Training

  Firefighters from across the lakes area burned a condemned house in Brainerd for training exercises.  For many of the firefighters, it was their first experience inside a burning building.
Posted On 28 Dec 2013
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