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Brainerd responds to garage fire: Area firefighters fight grass fires around Crow Wing County

The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two calls Saturday, April 27, including a garage fire at 6:07 p.m. on the 19000 block of Love Lake Road, Brainerd.

Fire burns in dry grass
One wildfire started April 14 near the intersection of Hawthorn Road and 185 Avenue. The other started April 15 in the city of Little Falls along 11th Street NE. Neither fire grew large because of quick response by the Little Falls Fire Department and DNR Forestry Division. Illustration.

The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two calls Saturday, April 27, including a garage fire at 6:07 p.m. on the 19000 block of Love Lake Road, Brainerd.

Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes said the 30-by-30-foot garage collapsed before firefighters arrived. More than 20 firefighters from Brainerd and Nisswa extinguished the fire, but it was a total loss.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and is being investigated by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office.

Brainerd also responded to a fire alarm at 4:52 p.m. Saturday at Northern Lights Apartments, 511 D St. The alarm was determined to be unfounded.

Other fires over the weekend reported by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office

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• At 11:13 p.m. Sunday a fire was reported on the 40000 block of Bloomquist Drive, Emily. The Emily Fire Department responded and reported the homeowner started a leaf pile that spread into two small fires. The fire was extinguished quickly.

• Report at 9:11 p.m. Saturday of a grass fire on the 35000 block of Cory Road, Crosby. The Crosslake Fire Department and the DNR responded.

• At 8:33 p.m. Saturday, a grass fire was reported on the 14000 block of Maghan Lane, Deerwood. The fire was extinguished prior to the arrival of a county deputy.

• Report at 4:11 p.m. Saturday of a grass fire on the 18000 block of Silkstone Road, Ironton. DNR and the local fire department responded.

• Report at 12:47 p.m. Friday of a grass fire on the 21000 block of South Raider Court, Crosby. The Crosby Fire Department contained the fire before the deputy arrived on the scene.

• Report at 11:08 a.m. Friday of a grass fire on the 10000 block of Birch Trail, Brainerd. The Brainerd Fire Department contained the fire before the deputy arrived on the scene.

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