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Karlstad

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

Precipitation Dampens Minnesota Wildfires

Rain and snow have dampened wildfires in northwestern Minnesota. The Minnesota Interagency Fire Center says eight fires consumed more than 56 square miles of woods and grassland this week.

10/04/2012

The southwest corner of Karlstad, Minn. (credit: Mary Balzum)

Wildfire Evacuees Being Allowed To Return To Karlstad

Evacuees have returned to their homes in a small northwestern Minnesota town after fire crews contained a rapidly-spreading wildfire fueled by brisk winds.

10/03/2012

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

The southwest corner of Karlstad, Minn. (credit: Mary Balzum)

Assistant Fire Chief: Fire No Longer Advancing On Karlstad

Firefighters have contained a wildfire that destroyed about a half-dozen homes and forced evacuations Tuesday in the far northwestern Minnesota town of Karlstad, a fire official said, while dry and windy conditions helped ignite several other blazes in the region.

10/02/2012

The southwest corner of Karlstad, Minn. (credit: Mary Balzum)

Town Evacuated Over Wildfires In NW Minnesota

The Minnesota Inter Agency Fire Center is reporting that the town of Karlstad in northwestern Minnesota is being evacuated because of a growing wildfire. The town has 760 residents.

10/02/2012