Wildfire Season Takes Off

Wildfire Season Takes Off Click to Enlarge

(UNDATED) -- Wildfire season has arrived as fire crews responded to three blazes in the Bemidji area. Fire officials responded to three fires, one of which heavily damaged a garage. The Department of Natural Resources listed the fire danger yesterday as high.

Fire crews handled a couple of fires in Becker County over the weekend. Carsonville and White Earth fire crews were on the scene of a brush fire the size of a football field Sunday just before 3:00pm off Highway 113 and East Bad Medicine Lake Road in Ponsford. Detroit Lakes Fire Department and the DNR were called to a field fire just before 6:30pm Sunday in Frazee on East Howe Lake Road when a property owner's controlled fire flared and caught some nearby dry grass on fire.

Other fires were reported in Park Rapids, Warroad, Deer River, Little Falls, and the Sandstone-Cambridge areas over the weekend.

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