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Firefighters respond to grass fire, panic alarm in elevator

Firefighters respond to rare February grass fire

The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two grass fire calls Saturday, one that was reported to be a sizable fire just off Highway 371 south of Brainerd.

The fire, just south of the bypass, was reported at 11:17 a.m. and may have been caused by someone who tossed a cigarette into the ditch.

A second fire was reported at 5:36 p.m. off Highway 18, but turned out to be coals at a cemetery being used to prepare the ground for a burial.

Elevator panic alarm triggered in elevator at Brainerd church

Brainerd Firefighters were called to a church on Juniper Street when the panic alarm was pulled on an elevator. But no one was trapped and it was determined to be a false alarm or potentially a prank.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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