Weather Forecast

A Brainerd firefighter sprayed water on a burning woodpile on the Gull River Roa

Wildfire season officially underway


The wildfire season started Wednesday in Crow Wing County with a small grass fire on Gull River Road off Gull Lake Dam Road. 

The fire, reported shortly before 2 p.m., burned less than an acre of an open grass field surrounded by woods. A few small canopy sheds and wood piles on the property also were burned, but firefighters from Brainerd and the DNR stopped its spread to nearby structures and the surrounding woods. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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