Tag: fire

Red Flag Warning Issued for Thursday in NW Minnesota

With extreme fire risk conditions expected across northwest Minnesota, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Thursday, April 1, in the following counties:  Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau and Wilkin. A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing critical weather conditions…
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March 31, 2021 0

Ox Cart Fire Now 40% Contained

Mentor, MN — The Mentor area wildfire, now being dubbed as the Ox Cart Fire, is now 40% contained, according to Leanne Langeberg of the Minnesota Incident Command System, and there is no new reported fire growth. More favorable conditions these past couple days has allowed fire crews to play catch up and get ahead…
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March 31, 2021 0

Polk County Fire Burns Thousands of Acres

Mentor, MN — On 3/29/2021 at approx. 1300 hrs. the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a grass Fire in Section 21 of Tilden Township. Mentor Fire and Rescue Responded. Due to dry conditions and strong winds the fire spread quickly. US Hwy 2, Highway 32 and County Road 45 were shut down for…
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March 30, 2021 0

Fire Destroys FedEx Van North of Ada

Ada, MN — A package delivery vehicle is a complete loss following a fire north of Ada on Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 11am in the driveway of 2732 State Highway 9, which is 7 miles north of Ada. When fire crews arrived, a FedEx delivery van was already fully engulfed in flames.…
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January 26, 2021 0

Keep Heating Sources Maintained for a Safe Heating Season

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/15/20) Hillsboro, ND — As temps drop into the 40s for highs, you can bet the furnaces and heaters are coming on and will stay on until spring returns. However, heating equipment is one of the leading causes of fires in homes nationwide, accounting for approximately 15% of all reported home…
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October 15, 2020 0