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October 12, 2016
During Saturday's training, first responders were encouraged to treat the role players as they would treat victims in a real hostile event situation. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Teamwork through training
October 12, 2016 - 12:00am
October 10, 2016
A garage on Hazel Hill Road in Alexandria caught fire this afternoon. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)play button
Firefighters battle garage fire in Alexandria (w/video)
October 10, 2016 - 5:57pm
Alex Fire Department to host open house tonight
October 10, 2016 - 1:46pm
October 9, 2016
This home near Garfield was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on scene. The most damage occurred in the middle of the home, behind the trees.
Fire damages home near Garfield
October 9, 2016 - 5:44am
September 24, 2016
Firefighters from Brandon and Alexandria work at the scene of a grain elevator fire in downtown Brandon Friday night. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
September 24, 2016 - 12:14am
September 19, 2016
Fire destroys hay shed in Forada
September 19, 2016 - 7:26am
September 16, 2016
Firefighters spray foam onto a garbage truck that caught fire on Interstate 94 in Douglas County on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (Jeff Beach / Echo Press)play button
Garbage truck catches fire on I-94 w/video
September 16, 2016 - 9:39am
Firefighters spray foam onto a garbage truck that caught fire on Interstate 94 in Douglas County on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (Jeff Beach / Echo Press)play button
Garbage truck catches fire on I-94
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 6, 2016
Morris police officers guarded the building and police tape blocked the front entrances to the Bello Cucina restaurant in Morris after an early morning fire damaged the building. (Sue Dieter | Sun Tribune)
Fire damages Bello Cucina in Morris
September 6, 2016 - 10:05am
September 4, 2016
This photo was taken Monday, two days after a fire gutted a house in Garfield. It's located at 4438 County Road 40, across the street from the Cenex gas station. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Fire damages house in Garfield
September 4, 2016 - 11:57pm
August 12, 2016
Increasing steps for safety
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
July 19, 2016
Fire damages Alexandria business
July 19, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 21, 2016
Fire destroys mobile home
May 21, 2016 - 8:52am
May 5, 2016
A T41 jet air tanker drops fire retardant on a blaze north of Staples Wednesday afternoon. Fire fighters from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Staples and Verndale battled the 100 acre fire which burned quickly in a pine plantation near Oylen. (Steve Kohls | Forum News Service)
Large wildfire ignites north of Staples
May 5, 2016 - 8:24am
April 13, 2016
Flames burned through cattail sloughs and trees off of County Highway 78 SE south of Nelson Saturday evening. The fire burned about 75 acres before it was extinguished. Another grass fire burned about 100 acres near Carlos on Sunday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is advising no burning due to the recent dry, windy conditions. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Fire season
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am