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Brainerd firefighters respond to multiple fires

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BRAINERD — The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on the 800 block of Northeast Fourth Avenue.

Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes said when fire crews arrived they found a detached garage with smoke coming from the roof area and flames coming out of a service door.

Crews were on scene for about two and a half hours with no reported injuries. No vehicles were in the garage at the time of the fire.

The fire is currently under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office.

Crews were also called:

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Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • At 6:04 p.m. to the 9100 block of Whitetail Trail for a report of a small fire on a deck. Holmes said the homeowners had put the fire out but wanted the area checked for fire spread. Upon arrival, fire crews determined the fire was out and there was no fire spread.

Tuesday

  • At 10:20 p.m. to the 300 block of Southeast 11th Street for a dumpster fire. Holmes said fire crews found the dumpster fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The fire was extinguished and it is not believed to be suspicious.
  • At 9:17 p.m. to Poncho and Leftys, 14151 Edgewood Drive, in Baxter, for a fire alarm. Upon investigation, it was determined to be unfounded.
  • At 6:26 p.m. to the 1300 block of South 6th Street for a vehicle crash with a fuel leak. Fire crews assisted at the scene.
  • At 3:03 p.m. to the 1400 block of Northern Pacific Road for a report of a gas smell. Upon investigation, it was determined there was a small leak. Fire crews provided assistance at the scene.
  • At 1:47 p.m. to the 1900 block of South Sixth Street for a four-vehicle crash. Fire crews assisted at the scene.
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