Smoke, small fire draws response

The Brainerd Fire Department is at the intersection of East River Road and Laurel Street in Brainerd.

The Brainerd Fire Department responded to three calls involving smoke or fire last week, in addition to its response Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, to a small roof fire at Brainerd High School.

At 5:42 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, firefighters responded to Snow White Laundry and Car Wash, 614 Charles St., for a report of smoke in the building. Upon investigation, they determined smoke was caused by a dryer motor.

Earlier that day at 7:53 a.m., the department was called to the 800 block of Oak Street for a report of fire in a basement. Firefighters ventilated smoke in the basement and investigated, finding minor damage. No injuries occurred.

At 12:21 p.m. Tuesday, responders were called to the 10000 block of Legionville Road after reports of a boxcar fire. Firefighters extinguished a small fire next to a stovepipe in a workshop.

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