Tag: fire

Hendrum Fire & Rescue Hosting 23rd Annual Steak Fry Fun Night this Saturday

Hendrum, MN — For the first time since 2019, the Hendrum Fire & Rescue Steak Supper and Fun Night is back this Saturday, September 25th. Normally held in the spring, the 2020 event was continuously put on hold until regulations related to COVID-19 finally allowed it to occur this weekend. The Steak Night, which has…
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September 23, 2021 0

Dozen of Round Bales Lost in Fire South of Syre

Syre, MN — Dozens of round bales were lost after a baler caught fire on Thursday morning between Twin Valley and Ulen. At approximately 11:40am, the Norman County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fire in a CRP field to the west of Highway 32 one mile south of Syre. According to Norman County…
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August 12, 2021 0

Take Precautions to Avoid Fires During Harvest

Ada, MN — As wheat harvest begins in the area, fire departments are on alert given the dry conditions and fire risks typically associated with harvest. Despite the drought, Ada Fire Chief Steve Petry says they have been fortunate to have a relatively quiet summer when it comes fighting fires. Now that harvest is beginning,…
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July 28, 2021 0

Farm Equipment Fire Chances Increase with Continued Drought

Fargo, ND — With prolonged drought conditions across all of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, the risk of equipment fires can increase, especially when it comes to baling forages for hay. Kindred Fire and Rescue Chief Rich Schock talks more about how these conditions can accelerate this risk for fire when baling. There are a…
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July 5, 2021 0

Voyageur National Park Chief Ranger Lance Twomblee

Park Chief Ranger Lance Twomblee joined us for “Lets Talk about It” where we discussed all the things that have been going on at Voyageur National Park over the past few weeks. An uptick in tourists, boating and park traffic are up. There was a large for in the park and more…

July 1, 2021 0

Becker County Seeking Information About Arson Case

Audubon, MN — Authorities are asking the public to come forward with information about an intentionally set fire Tuesday in Audubon.  The Audubon Fire Department responded to 320 Eagle St on June 1 at approximately 11:03 p.m. for a structure fire involving an occupied residence. The 911 call came from an occupant of that residence…
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June 4, 2021 0

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