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Brainerd firefighters respond to calls

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.

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 report of a gas line cut at 10:59 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, on the 4000 block of Gull Lake Dam Road.

Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes said an excavating crew installing a septic system hit the small residential gas line.

Fire crews were on scene for about 40 minutes, providing standby assistance.

Crews were also called:

Monday, Sept. 19

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  • At 4:12 a.m. to Bang Printing Fulfillment Center, 217 Etak Drive, for a fire alarm. Upon investigation, it was determined to be unfounded.
  • At 11:26 p.m. to Riverside Elementary School, 220 NW Third St., for a fire alarm. Upon investigation, it was determined to be caused by construction.

Sunday

  • At 4:18 a.m. to the 500 block of North Ninth Street for a report of an electrical fire. Upon investigation, fire crews determined there was no smoke or fire.

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