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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.
Brainerd Dispatch file photo

BRAINERD โ€” The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a wood pile fire threatening structures at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, on the 14000 block of White Pines Drive in Oak Lawn Township.

Fire crews extinguished the wood shed fire and checked for fire spread. None was found.

Crews were also called:

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • At 9:15 p.m. for a mutual aid structure fire call with Pillager Fire Department. Fire crews provided assistance at the scene.
  • At 5:48 p.m. to the 12000 block of Knollwood Drive for a report of smoke coming from the laundry room. Upon investigation, it was determined the smoke was from a burning electrical breaker box.
  • At 9 a.m. to Lakewood Evangelical Free Church, 6284 Fairview Road, for a fire alarm. Crews were canceled en route.

    Monday

  • At 9:28 a.m. to the 2000 block of Graydon Avenue for a carbon monoxide alarm. Upon investigation, it was determined to be unfounded.
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Calls came from Brainerd and Baxter.
Multiple fire departments were dispatched to the scene, as well as aircraft and tracked vehicles from the Department of Natural Resources.
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