Fires

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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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Firefighters Douse Hot Spots From Forest Fire

Firefighters worked Friday to douse the hot spots left from a forest fire that came dangerously close to the popular tourist town of Ely in northeastern Minnesota.

05/18/2012

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Crews Mopping Up Ely Forest Fire

A forest fire advanced within a few hundred yards of the popular tourist town of Ely on Thursday, prompting officials to evacuate a corner of the northeastern Minnesota community before firefighters stopped its advance.

05/17/2012

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Good Question: How Do Controlled Burns Affect Wildlife?

When the DNR does a controlled burn, what happens to the wildlife? Good Question.

04/05/2012

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DNR Firefighters Working Around Frozen Lakes

All the rain that came with Monday night’s storms helped dial down the risk of wildfires in the area.

03/20/2012

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Crews Battle 2 St. Paul House Fires Overnight

Crews battled two fires early Wednesday morning. One was caused by a falling tree branch, but the other was due to a discarded cigarette.

02/29/2012

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Police Call Brooklyn Park Car Fires ‘Suspicious’

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — Crews are looking into what started a business fire in Brooklyn Park overnight. Police say the fire appears suspicious. The fire happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday at Transportation and Automotive […]

02/22/2012

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Despite Law, Fires Started By Cigarettes Still A Problem

In the past week, four separate fires have forced people from their homes around the state. Unattended cigarettes are to blame for fires in Mankato, Rochester, Hopkins, and Minneapolis, despite a 2008 law meant to reduce the risk of starting a fire.

12/23/2011

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Investigators Believe Arsonist Started Fires In Winona

Fire investigators think there may be a serial arsonist in Winona. In the past six weeks, there have been three fires in the same Winona neighborhood.

12/15/2011

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Minn. Firewood: A Hot Holiday Gift Among The Rich

No diamond rings and fancy cars for the rich and famous — all they want is firewood from Minnesota.

12/08/2011

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Avoid Furnace Issues By Taking The Right Precautions

This week an awful lot of us fired up our furnaces for the first time. And for some, including a Minneapolis family, there are problems.

10/19/2011

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Costs Of Fighting BWCAW Fire Reach $21M

Officials say the costs of fighting a huge forest fire in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have reached $21 million.

10/17/2011

Minneapolis Fire

DPS: Fire Deaths Up Slightly In 2010

October is officially Fire Prevention Month and Minnesota firefighters are already talking about the dangers of fires and how to prevent them.

09/29/2011

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Cost Of Battling Wildfire Tops $12 Million

Officials tallying the cost of fighting the widespread wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota say expenses have topped $12 million.

09/29/2011

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Firefighters Hope To Fully Contain Wildfire By Saturday

Hundreds of firefighters battling the forest fire in northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area hope to have the blaze fully contained by the end of the week.

09/27/2011

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College Students Escape House Fire

A number of college students were able to escape from a house fire in St. Paul overnight. The fire happened just a block away from the house where a fire killed a student last winter.

09/23/2011

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Some Roads Reopened In Fire Area Of NE Minn.

Some roads have reopened and camping restrictions have been eased as firefighters make progress in battling the Boundary Waters wildfire in northeastern Minnesota.

09/23/2011

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Minnesota Forest Fire Spreads Plume Far And Wide

A rapidly expanding wildfire in Minnesota’s north woods spread a plume of smoke across the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, with haze smudging the sky as far away as Chicago and Milwaukee, where the Brewers closed their stadium roof before a night game.

09/13/2011

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Firefighters Mopping Up Forest Fire Near Ely

Firefighters were mopping up Wednesday at the scene of a forest fire near Ely in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but officials warned that conditions in the area are expected to remain dry due to a drought so paddlers need to be careful with their campfires.

09/07/2011

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