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PEQUOT LAKES FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Pequot Lakes Fire Department was called to the scene, reported at 4:01 a.m., on the 2800 block of County Highway 4.
“The call comes in for a structure fire which gets everybody’s adrenaline going and they said there was smoke in the building. And we know that this place is occupied so we all mobilized right away.” ~ Pequot Lakes Fire Chief Tom Nelson
Kids learned about fire safety by touring fire trucks trying on some of the firefighters' gear.
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.

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Initial talks are about joint department or creating a fire district.
An Arctic Cat 500 ATV had been operating on a driveway when the driver made a sharp turn causing the machine to roll, ejecting the occupants off the machine and pinning them underneath it, authorities reported.
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.
About 18 firefighters worked the chilly scene as the wind chill at the time made it feel 17 below zero.
“We had 19 firefighters participate along with many families there to show their support and cheer us on,” Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes stated. “Firefighters from Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, and Crosslake participated.”
The woman was ejected and pinned underneath the car.

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STAPLES, Minn. — A 75-year-old Staples man was killed in a crash involving two Peterbuilt semis Tuesday afternoon, July 14, in Cass County.
State patrol identifies driver from Staples who was killed in the crash.
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.

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