Tag: fire

Grass Fire Tuesday Morning Southwest of Gary

Gary, MN — Area fire departments responded to a report of a grass fire on Tuesday morning in between Twin Valley and Gary. According to a report from the Norman County Sheriff’s Office, the Twin Valley and Gary Fire Departments were dispatched to the area north of County Road 23 and west of Highway 32…
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November 9, 2022 0

Smoking Related Fires Top Cause of Fatal Fires in MN

Lake Park, MN — With smoking related fires being the number one cause of fatal fires in Minnesota and across the nation, Lake Park Fire Chief Dave Coufal is urging smokers to be more cautious about their smoking habit to prevent future tragedies from occurring. Coufal says he’s not aiming to stop people from smoking,…
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September 20, 2022 0

Northernaire Houseboats Fire Claims Life of One Family Member

After battling the inferno at the main office/house at Northernaire Houseboats on Rainy Lake, the International Falls Fire Department discovered the body of an 85-year-old female in the fire at approximately 11:20 pm, Wednesday, Aug 24. The fire was reported just after 5 pm, Wednesday evening. The victims of the fire are related; the family…
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August 26, 2022 0

Hendrum Fire & Rescue Steak Supper Fun Night

Hendrum, MN — This Saturday, March 26th enjoy good food and prizes galore during the Hendrum Fire and Rescue’s 24th annual Steak Supper Fun Night at the Hendrum Gymnasium. Social hour starts at 6:30pm with steaks being served around 7:30pm. The Hendrum Fire and Rescue held this event in the Hendrum gym for the first…
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March 24, 2022 0

Area Fire Departments Participate in Controlled House Burn Near Twin Valley

Twin Valley, MN — You may have noticed heavy smoke and a house on fire south of Twin Valley this weekend, but it wasn’t an emergency situation…it was a training exercise. A number of area fire departments took part in a controlled house burn this Saturday a few miles south of Twin Valley along Highway…
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March 22, 2022 0

Lake Park American Legion Waiting to Determine Future After Fire Severely Damages Legion Hall

Lake Park, MN — It’s been a difficult couple days for the community of Lake Park after fire caused extensive damage to Lake Park American Legion on Sunday night. The Legion Hall, Lake Park’s only event center, served as a hub for gatherings including weekly fish frys, birthday parties, and countless community events and fundraisers.…
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March 14, 2022 0

Snow Groomer Catches Fire North of Fosston

Fosston, MN — A snow groomer was burnt up in a fire north of Fosston on Thursday afternoon. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy who was conducting routine patrol, noticed a Bombardier Snow groomer on fire in section 14 of Brandsvold Township. Upon arrival, the driver, 48 year old Jamey Gunderson, reported…
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March 4, 2022 0

Community Co-op General Manager Provides Update on Pump 24 Fire

Mahnomen, MN — The Pump 24 C- Store in Mahnomen owned by Community Co-op sustained heavy damage from a fire on Saturday November 20th.  The damage to the store will require the store to be closed for several months while they work thru the process of repairing or rebuilding this location. Community Co-op General Manager Dave…
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November 24, 2021 0

Use Caution in the Kitchen to Avoid Fires this Holiday Season

Ada, MN — This Thanksgiving, take extra caution in the kitchen so you don’t have to worry about thanking your local fire department for saving your home after a stove fire got out of hand. Accounting for nearly half of all fires, Cooking is the leading cause of reported home fires and second leading cause…
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November 22, 2021 0

National Fire Prevention Week: Fire Danger Increases with Holiday and Heating Season

Lake Park, MN — This week is National Fire Prevention Week and all week long we’ve been chatting with area Fire Chiefs for guidance and tips for reducing the risk of fire in our homes, shops, and yards. The fire risks increase as we head into the heating and holiday season. But prior to firing…
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October 7, 2021 0