Fires

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Fire Danger Expected To Increase In Minnesota

Dry conditions are expected to increase the danger of wildfires in Minnesota this weekend.

10/31/2014

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Lakeville Fireplace Company Issues Massive Recall

Lakeville-based Hearth & Home Technologies is recalling around 20,000 units of gas fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets due to a risk of gas leak and fire hazard.

09/23/2014

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Firefighters Give State Leaders A Taste Of ‘Fire Ops 101′

Firefighters are the first people we call when we smell smoke or see flames. We rely on them to save our homes and loved ones, while they put their own lives at risk. On Monday, more than a dozen local and state leaders got a sense of what goes into fighting fires by getting a hands-on look at the different roles of the job.

08/18/2014

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Best Places For A Bonfire In Minnesota

Celebrate the outdoors with a fire.

06/07/2014

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Lawmakers To Vote On Mandatory Home Fire Sprinklers

Dozens of firefighters from across Minnesota arrived at the State Capitol on Wednesday to talk about the importance of fire sprinklers. According to fire crews, a deadly fire last weekend could have been prevented if the home had fire sprinklers.

05/07/2014

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Teen Charged With Setting 2 Fires In Walmart To Mask Shoplifting

A Minneapolis woman was charged with two counts of arson after setting two fires inside of a Blaine Walmart store early Monday morning in order to cause a diversion while shoplifting. Rachael Howard Robinson, 19, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree arson for an incident that took place just before 12:30 a.m. at the Walmart at 11505 Ulysses Street NE, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office.

04/03/2014

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DNR: Wildfire Danger Rising Across Minnesota

The Department of Natural Resources says the wildfire danger has been rising across Minnesota. Precipitation over the last 30 days has been half the normal level over most of the state, so fire managers are urging people to use caution in dry areas.

08/22/2013

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Aerial Sensor Equipment Used In Green Valley Fire

Fire crews are searching for hotspots by air using heat-sensing equipment above a northwestern Minnesota wildfire. A helicopter is flying low and slow over the Green Valley fire Friday. Crews are using the hand-held sensor to find smoldering fires.

05/17/2013

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Red Cross Helping With Wisconsin, Minnesota Fires

Both Minnesota and Wisconsin are dealing with wildfires and the American Red Cross says it is helping out victims. Multiple wildfires are burning in northwestern Minnesota and the Red Cross is providing staff and supplies to two shelters in Wadena and Hubbard counties.

05/15/2013

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Minn. Gov. Signs Emergency Fire Assistance Order

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed an emergency order to help the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center fight wildfires around the state.

05/14/2013

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St. Paul Death A Reminder Of Kitchen Fire Dangers

Authorities are warning Minnesota residents after a fatal reminder Sunday: Unattended cooking is the most common source of deadly building fires in our state.

03/25/2013

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Toyota Recalling 7.4M Vehicles Over Fire Threat

Toyota has announced the largest recall in its 75-year history.

10/10/2012

Karlstad Wildfire

DNR: Karlstad Fire Was Arson, Reward Offered

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the wildfires that caused plenty of damage in the Karlstad area appear to have been intentionally set.

10/10/2012

Karlstad Wildfire

Wildfire May Not Be Contained For Weeks

Authorities say it could be weeks before a wildfire in northernwestern Minnesota is contained. The fire near Red Lake is the largest of several burning in the area and has consumed more than 38 square miles.

10/08/2012

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Fire Damages Multimillion-Dollar Homes In Mahtomedi

Windy weather overnight got in the way of firefighters, trying to put out fires at two multi million-dollar lakeside homes. More than 100 firefighters were called to the scene of the fire in the 200 block of Park Avenue in Mahtomedi.

10/05/2012

Karlstad Wildfire

Smoke From Wildfires Blankets Northern Minnesota

Smoke is hanging in the skies over a large part of of northern Minnesota as it drifts from the wildfires in the northwest corner of the state.

10/03/2012

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Most Of Minnesota Under Threat Of Extreme Fire Danger

Much of the state is under the threat of extreme fire danger Tuesday. In fact late this afternoon, a fire broke out just southeast of Hastings in a cornfield.

09/11/2012

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GM, Isuzu Recall 258,000 SUVs To Fix Power Windows

General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 258,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix short-circuits in power window and door lock switches that can cause fires.

08/18/2012

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Fire Official: Take Illegal Sky Lanterns Off MN Shelves

You may want to celebrate a summer wedding or graduation with sky lanterns, like those seen in the Disney movie, “Tangled.”

08/07/2012

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Fire Crews Battle 2 Fires In Mounds View

Fire crews in Mounds View had their work cut out for them after two fires broke out early Sunday morning.

08/05/2012

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Police Investigate 6 Suspicious Fires In Hayward, Wis.

Wisconsin officials are investigating six fires in the Hayward area believed to be criminal in nature.

07/17/2012

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Shakopee Firefighters Battle Fire In Sweltering Temps

With the thermometer in the 90’s, there are few tougher jobs than fighting a fire. But that’s what firefighters had to do in Shakopee Sunday.

07/01/2012

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Police Investigating Rash Of Suspicious Fires In Bloomington

A rash of suspicious fires in a Bloomington neighborhood has left police puzzled and neighbors worried.

06/18/2012

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Small Fires Continue To Burn In Verso Paper Mill

Officials say small fires continue to burn inside the Verso Paper Mill — and are expected to for some time.

06/03/2012

Walker Community Church Fire

Historic Minneapolis Church Gutted By Fire

A historic church in south Minneapolis has been destroyed by fire, and five firefighters were injured while battling the blaze. The Walker Community United Methodist Church went up in flames Sunday evening.

05/28/2012

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