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Christmas Tree Fires Most Common In January

If you still have your Christmas tree up, you may want to take it down now. The National Fire Protection Association is encouraging people to remove their Christmas trees from their homes because of the amount of fires that they cause during January. According to the non-profit,...

First Fire Of 2017 Causes $40,000 In Damages

Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Fire Department responded to its first fire of 2017 at 4:54 a.m. Sunday on New Year’s Day. Bemidji firefighters arrived on scene at the 1200 block of Thomas Drive SW and were able to quickly extinguish a pickup truck that was burning, and...

Electric Heaters Can Cause Fires So Stay Safe

Portable electric heaters also known as space heaters are commonly used during cold weather months and they can also be a fire hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) those heaters are involved in...

Knocked Over Lamp Causes Over $20K In Damages

A fire caused by electrical issues caused tremendous loss to a home near Brainerd. According to a press release, a lamp in the bedroom may have tipped over, causing an estimated $20,000 to $30,000 in damages. The Brainerd Fire Department responded to the report of a structure...

Mail Truck Catches Fire in Baxter

Baxter, MN – A U.S. Postal Service worker’s mail truck caught fire Friday evening along highway 371 north of Baxter. Kia Rodman, Brainerd, was the postal worker driving the vehicle at the time of the incident. The fire began in the engine compartment of the mail truck...

Almost 100 Firefighters Battle Fire Near Crosslake Resort

Manhattan Beach, – Nearly 100 firefighters battled a fire early Sunday morning at the Manhatten Beach Villas off Crow Wing county Highway 66. In a news release Crosslake Fire Chief Chip Lohmiller stated that 13 of the 17 individually owned units were heavily damaged by...

Officials Respond to Wadena County Fire

A structure fire in Wadena County caused major damage to a cabin. Just before 1 a.m. on July 2, authorities were called to a location on Conservation Road to find smoke coming from the roof and vent in the house. The property owners, 65-year-old Alan Froleck and 59-year-old Paul...

The Bungalow Taphouse Destroyed in Fire

After closing down the restaurant around 9:30 last night, many are still in disbelief that their place of work, their go to restaurant, and second home only stands in pieces. The fire broke out near the back dining area and required back up of about 40 firefighters that helped...

One Dead and 5-Year-Old Missing from Bemidji House Fire

One person has died and a 5-year-old girl is missing after a house fire occurred in the 3900 block of Irvine Avenue at Bemidji. The Bemidji police and fire departments responded to the scene at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, the house was fully engulfed in flames. After the...

One Dead in Bemidji Fire

One person has died from a fire on 3900 block of Irvine Ave in Bemidji, the Bemidji Fire Department confirms. Fire officials responded to a fire at around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hillcrest Trailer Park, a mobile home park. Bemidji residents posted on social media saying they...

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