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Brainerd firefighters respond to calls

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A Brainerd Fire Department fire truck
The Brainerd Fire Department on Laurel Street.
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BRAINERD — Brainerd firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 2:54 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, on the 7000 block of Barrows Avenue.

No fire was found upon arrival, but smoke was detected, and fire crews ventilated the main floor.

The Brainerd Fire Department also responded:

Tuesday, Aug. 16

  • At 10:35 a.m. to the 6100 block of Ojibwa Road for a report of a gas line hit. The utility company was also on scene, and fire crews cleared.
  • At 7:56 a.m. to the 9100 block of Estate Circle for a report of a gas line hit. Fire crews provided the utility company with standby support.

Monday, Aug. 15

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  • At 10:20 a.m. to the 14000 block of Hemlock Drive for a fire alarm. Upon investigation, it was determined to be unfounded.
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The Dispatch publishes records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.
Twenty-three vehicles were total losses and an additional five were damaged by the fire.
The Dispatch publishes records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.
Flames broke out at a car lot in the 1200 block of Jackson Street containing vehicles that had been declared total losses by insurance companies and were up for auction.

Sunday, Aug. 14

  • At 12:01 p.m. to Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen, 923 Oak St., for a report of a gas smell. Upon investigation, it was determined to be a maintenance matter.

Saturday, Aug. 13

  • At 1:14 p.m. to the 13000 block of Memorywood Drive for a camper fire. Crews extinguished the fire, which was contained to the camper.
  • At 8:32 a.m. to Consolidated Telecommunications Co., 1102 Madison St. for a fire alarm. Crews were canceled en route.
  • At 1:07 a.m. to Consolidated Telecommunications Co., 1102 Madison St. for a fire alarm. Crews were canceled en route.

Friday, Aug. 12

  • At 8:01 p.m. to the 12000 block of Savannah Oak Drive for a fire alarm. Upon investigation, it was determined to be unfounded.
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