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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
April 9, 2016
Flames burned through cattail sloughs and trees off of County Highway 78 SE south of Nelson on Saturday night. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
UPDATED: Sheriff's office urges no burning after two fires burn hundreds of acres over the weekend
April 9, 2016 - 8:23pm
April 8, 2016
YOU ASKED: Can you burn things in the city limits?
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 4, 2016
A shed fire in southeast Alexandria sent thick clouds of smoke into the air Monday afternoon. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
UPDATE: Fire destroys shed in rural Alexandria (w/video)
April 4, 2016 - 8:35pm
March 30, 2016
Grass fire believed to have sparked barn fire
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Explosion sets fire to Madelia businesses
February 3, 2016 - 1:44pm
December 6, 2015
Members of the Garfield Fire Department battled a shed fire at 10185 County Road 12 northwest of Garfield Saturday evening. Members of the Brandon Fire Department were also called in to provide mutual aid. (Tara Bitzan  l  Echo Press)
UPDATE: Fire destroys shed on County Road 12 near Garfield
December 6, 2015 - 6:59am
November 25, 2015
A car caught on fire on Interstate 94 west of Garfield Wednesday shortly before 4 p.m. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Car fire ties up I-94 traffic
November 25, 2015 - 4:42pm
November 11, 2015
Quick response limits damage in basement fire
November 11, 2015 - 1:22pm
October 30, 2015
Monitored carefully by their instructors and protected by a wall of water, Villard and Forada firefighters inch closer to a flaming LP tank so they can shut off the gas. (Photos by Jessica Sly, Echo Press)
Burnin' it up
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Court overturns fire sprinkler requirement
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Checking on neighbor may have prevented fire Tuesday
October 21, 2015 - 10:21am
October 20, 2015
Small kitchen fire reported in Alexandria
October 20, 2015 - 10:28am