Brainerd firefighters respond to alarm at Walgreens

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A Brainerd Fire Department fire truck
The Brainerd Fire Department on Laurel Street.
Brainerd Dispatch file photo

BRAINERD — The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at 11:44 a.m. Friday, March 10, at Walgreens, 340 Washington St..

Upon arrival, smoke was found in an electrical room where an electrician was working. Fire Chief Tim Holmes said the worker made a bad connection while working.

No fire was found and crews ventilated the building.

Also Friday, at 4:35 p.m., firefighters responded to the 8000 block of 50th Avenue for a vehicle crash. Fire crews assisted at the scene.

Crews were also called:



  • At 4:14 County Highway 3 for a vehicle rollover. Upon arrival, fire crews were canceled.

Sunday, March 12

  • At 12:45 a.m. to the 4800 block of County Road 45 for a carbon monoxide alarm. Fire crews investigated and it was determined to be unfounded.
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