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NISSWA FIRE DEPARTMENT

The incident occurred under the Cass County Highway 77 (Interlachen Road) bridge at about 4:20 p.m. when temperatures were forecast in the high 20s or low 30s in the region.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reported in 2020, 421 fires occurred in Minnesota because of heating equipment. Almost half of those — 197 — were caused by heating units like boilers and furnaces. Next in line, causing 192 fires were fireplaces and chimneys.
More than 30% of fireworks injuries are from sparklers and 45% of firework injuries happen to children, according to statistics from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and State Fire Marshal Office. Statistics also showed an average of 75 hospital visits each year in Minnesota due to fireworks injuries.
Nisswa firefighters initially responded before calling for mutual aid from Mission to provide water in a tanker truck, according to a call on the police scanner.

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"It's my intention we'll make personal contact with each and every resident," Nisswa Police Chief Craig Taylor told the city council during its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16.
A mother and her son were forced to evacuate the home and go out into the icy cold with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.
The Nisswa man left behind a wife and a newborn daughter.
The Nisswa fire chief estimated two-thirds of the shop area of the business burned.
People may come and meet the local firefighters/first responders.
“This has been such a joy,” Nisswa Fire Chief Shawn Bailey said. “They all come out and join in the fun ... Seeing all the smiling faces is just terrific. It not only puts a smile on their faces, it puts a smile on our faces too.”

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The cause of the fire appeared to have been electrical, fire officials said.
PEQUOT LAKES — Smoke was visible from as far away as Gull Lake as a raging fire erupted during a frigid morning Thursday, Jan. 16, destroying an unoccupied house in Maple Township, southwest of Pequot Lakes.
NISSWA — A fire was reported about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in a cabin at Grand View Lodge Spa and Golf Resort in Nisswa.

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