Brainerd firefighters respond to calls

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

BRAINERD โ€” The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at 10:24 a.m. Sunday, June 26, at Oak Heights Apartments, 3402 Oak St. in Brainerd.

Upon arrival, fire crews found the water from an overflowing washing machine caused the alarm.

Crews were also called:


  • At 12:36 p.m. to the 1200 block of Maple Street for a report of a tree that had fallen on a power line. Assisted at the scene.



  • At 4 p.m. to the 400 block of D Street for a report of a gas smell. Upon investigation, it was determined to be unfounded.


At 3:24 p.m. to the 400 block of North Eighth Street for a report of a structure fire . Upon arrival, fire crews extinguished the fire and checked for fire spread through the residence.

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