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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Brainerd firefighters keeping busy

The Brainerd Fire Department has been busy fighting grass fires and other calls in the past few days.

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On Friday morning, firefighters were called to Gregory Park to a fire in the male restroom. One engine and a half dozen firefighters responded to a fire in the plastic fire bin. About $7,000 of damages was done to the restrooms.

On Thursday morning, Brainerd firefighters were back in the woods for a grass fire. Firefighters were called at 9:25 a.m. to an area between Cindy Street and College Drive near Central Lakes College of a report of a grass fire.

It was reported that someone was camping and having a fire, which may have caused the grass fire. A 20- by 40-foot area burned.

A dozen firefighters and two engines and DNR foresters responded to the fire.

Other calls Thursday included: A call at 1:45 p.m. to a burning complaint on Pine Street; at 4:16 p.m. to a vehicle rollover on Foley Road in Baxter, where firefighters were canceled on scene; at 8:56 p.m. to Highway 371 North and Edgewood Drive for a vehicle fire; and a call at 10:39 p.m. to North 10th Street for smoke in a residence. Firefighters ventilated the home and cleared the scene at 11:23 p.m.

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