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Pillager Fire Department

December 3, 2018
Truck and SUV crash, sending truck toward Corner Store
December 3, 2018 - 3:00am
November 15, 2018
Pillager emergency personnel respond to a fire Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Fire burns hole in wall at Cragun's hotel building
November 15, 2018 - 5:00am
August 31, 2018
Emergency responders work the scene of a crash off Cass County Road 36 in rural Pillager. A 17-year-old teen was injured. Pete Mohs / Brainerd Dispatch
Pickup truck flips, injuring Pillager teen
August 31, 2018 - 5:00am
July 21, 2018
Rescue personnel bring an injured woman out of the woods Friday, July 20, in the Pillsbury State Forest near Pillager. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd
Horseback rider injured in Pillsbury State Forest
July 21, 2018 - 7:00am
July 11, 2018
Tractor and car crash, injuring 2
July 11, 2018 - 4:00am
June 7, 2018
Pillager Fire Chief Greg Ringler talks about the possible cause of a fire that broke out Wednesday, June 6, on a property on Clark Drive Southwest between Pillager and Baxter. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Grass fire ignites west of Baxter
June 7, 2018 - 4:00am
May 10, 2018
A wildfire known as the Pillager Lake Fire burns in the distance Monday, May 7. The fire consumed about 25 acres, fueled by deadfall from a blowdown event three summers ago. Pillager Area Fire & Rescue / Facebook photo
Steep terrain complicates firefighting efforts at Pillager Lake
May 10, 2018 - 8:00am
March 23, 2018
A fire destroyed this mobile home Wednesday night in Sylvan Township in Cass County. This photo was taken the morning after.
Mother and daughter escape house fire unscathed
March 23, 2018 - 4:00am
February 17, 2018
A Motley firefighter sprays water Friday morning on the Richard Swartz’s family dairy barn Friday morning. The early morning blaze killed 17 dairy cows, a calf and chickens on the farm east of Motley. The Motley and Pillager fire departments fought the blaze in sub-zero temperatures. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
Dairy barn fire kills 17 cows, chickens
February 17, 2018 - 4:00am
January 12, 2018
Emergency personnel respond Thursday morning to a two-vehicle personal injury crash on Cass County Road 36, west of Baxter. 
Firefighters free 18-year-old from crashed car
January 12, 2018 - 5:00am
September 26, 2017
The Pillager Fire Department conducted a live burn for training purposes Saturday on property along Cass County Highway 18 near the Corner Store. After practicing interior fire attacks, the fire was allowed to destroy the house, with firefighters monitoring the burn. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
KLICK! - Pillager practice burn
September 26, 2017 - 11:30am
August 13, 2017
Pillager Fire Department conducts training Thursday on Cass County Highway 18. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Pillager Fire Training
August 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
August 2, 2017
Members of the Brainerd Fire Department take a break at the scene of a fire Tuesday afternoon at Madden’s on Gull Lake. The fire at the town hall conference center damaged the northeast corner of the building. 
Spenser Bickett/Brainerd Dispatch
Fire at Madden's causes damage, no injuries
August 2, 2017 - 10:10am
July 4, 2017
A 5-year-old boy needed the help of firefighters Friday to free his thumb from the dock pole it was stuck in at the Sylvan Lake public access. "He was inquisitive and he stuck his thumb in the hole," Pillager Fire Chief Randy Lee said. "I know how many kids stick their fingers in places they shouldn't. Illustration
Firefighters respond to boy with stuck thumb
July 4, 2017 - 6:00am
June 11, 2017
Pillager firefighters stand among the remains of a home destroyed by fire Sunday morning. The home on the 9800 block of Ski Gull Lane Southwest, south of Lake Shore, was fully engulfed when firefighters were paged about 10 a.m. Submitted by: Sandie Youngblom, Pillager Area Fire and Rescue
Fire destroys home near Mount Ski Gull
June 11, 2017 - 10:22pm