Watch WCCO 4 News Live: Click Here To Watch WCCO 4 News At 5

Wildfire

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Authorities Suspect Wildfire Was Intentionally Set

Authorities suspect a wildfire in Cass County that caused an evacuation and a heavy firefighting response was intentionally set. The sheriff’s department says ten homes were evacuated Wednesday afternoon when the fast-moving fire burned about 76 acres near Cass Lake.

05/29/2014

(credit: Jupiter Images)

DNR Crews Continue To Work NW Wis Fire

Department of Natural Resources crews continued to secure fire lines and put out any hot spots after a planned fire unexpectedly spread in Burnett County. Crews contained the fire near Grantsburg Tuesday afternoon, but not before it consumed 600 acres beyond a planned burn area of about 500 acres.

10/02/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Crews Battle NW Wis. Wildfire On State Property

Crews have stopped the spread of a fire that got out of control during a prescribed burn in northwestern Wisconsin.

10/01/2013

(credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

MN Firefighters React To 19 Of Their Own Killed In AZ Wildfire

Minnesota firefighters are feeling the loss of 19 comrades who died in a wildfire in Arizona.

07/01/2013

(credit: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)

Wis. DNR Confirms Logging Started Wildfire

Authorities say logging operations started a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed more than a dozen homes. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that law enforcement officials confirmed logging equipment started the fire.

05/16/2013

(credit: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)

NW Wisconsin Wildfire Consumes 8,700 Acres

Authorities are investigating whether logging operations may have sparked a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed dozens of buildings and forced at least 60 people from their homes, state officials said Wednesday.

05/15/2013

(credit: Brianna Paulson)

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

(credit: Jupiter Images)

DNR: If You Want To Burn Yard Waste, Do It Now

Spring fire restrictions will soon take effect in Minnesota, so the Department of Natural Resources is asking those who wish to burn yard waste to do so soon.

04/08/2013

Gravy

Best Minn. Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving

Rather than waking up at 4 a.m. to put the turkey in the oven, peel and mash the potatoes, snip and bake the green-bean casserole, bake a pumpkin pie and brown the buns, you can head to one of these fine eateries for an equally delicious meal on Thanksgiving day.

11/14/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Wildfire’s Blaze Renders N.D. Town ‘Pretty Much Lost’

A wildfire, fueled by heavy winds, has destroyed nearly all of a very small North Dakota town.

10/18/2012

(credit: CBS)

Agencies Responding To Woodbury Grass Fire

Multiple agencies are responding to a large grass fire Friday afternoon behind the address of 11512 Dale Road in Woodbury, says Washington County dispatch.

10/05/2012

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

(credit: Jupiter Images)

DNR: Fire Warning Issued For Western Minnesota

The Department of Natural Resources is asking Minnesotans to be extra careful Monday and Tuesday as extremely dry conditions across the state have the potential to start fires.

10/01/2012

(credit: CBS)

Crews Continue To Battle BWCA Wildfire

Firefighters in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area are still working to put out a wild fire that started over the weekend.

09/05/2012

(credit: Becca Manlove)

Wildfire Near Ely Prompts Campfire Reminder

Labor Day weekend is a popular time for people to visit Minnesota’s state parks, but there’s an important reminder about watching campfires.

09/03/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

DNR Says Wildfire Threat Growing In Minnesota

State authorities say the wildfire threat is growing in Minnesota.

08/29/2012

(credit: Mindy Cowell)

Wadena Co. Wildfire Has Now Burned 1,600 Acres, Engulfed 1 Home

The wildfire burning in northern Minnesota has now charred 1,600 acres and destroyed a family’s home, authorities say.

04/09/2012

(credit: Mindy Cowell)

Minnesota National Guard Joins Fight Against Wadena Co. Wildfire

The Minnesota National Guard has joined the fight against a wildfire that has burned more than 1,400 acres near Nimrod in north-central Minnesota.

04/09/2012

(credit: Mindy Cowell)

DNR: Wildfire Burns 1,400 Acres In Northern Minn.

Approximately 1,400 acres have been burned and two structures charred in a wildfire that started in northern Minnesota Sunday, authorities said.

04/09/2012

(credit: Mindy Cowell)

DNR: Wildfire Burns 900 Acres In Northern Minn.

A wildfire is still burning in northern Minnesota after it left 900 acres and one structure charred Sunday, authorities said.

04/08/2012

(credit: CBS)

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

(credit: Tom Giles)

Warm, Dry Conditions Jump Start Wildfire Season

Although warmer weather is being embraced by many snow-accustomed residents in the Plains and Upper Midwest, the unseasonably dry conditions have turned the region’s vast grasslands into a tinderbox. Wildfires have already scorched thousands of acres, destroyed rural homes and caused two deaths.

03/21/2012

(credit: Steve Meyer/Caledonia)

BWCA Wildfire Aftermath Includes Campsite Closures

With just a few weeks before the spring camping season opens in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the U.S. Forest Service expects as many as 76 campsites on 23 lakes to be unavailable in a hangover from last year’s big Pagami Creek fire.

03/11/2012

(credit: CBS)

Minnesota’s Top 2011 Headlines

A budget battle in St. Paul led to the longest state shutdown in U.S. history, and the weather also grabbed headlines for months during the 2011.

12/31/2011

(credit: CBS)

Dayton Orders Guard To NW Minnesota Wildfire

Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering the Minnesota National Guard to help battle a growing wildfire in northwestern Minnesota.

10/06/2011

more