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March 12, 2019
The semi was stopped on the side of Jefferson in the southbound lane.
Michael Denny/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Semi catches fire near downtown
March 12, 2019 - 6:15pm
March 7, 2019
Training with a new infrared camera  ended with the burning of a dollhouse designed to represent a residential home. Instructor Eric Makowski-Budrow leads the demonstrations.
Michael Denny/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Seeing through the smoke: Fire Department trains with new infrared camera
March 7, 2019 - 11:26am
March 4, 2019
Fire destroyed a home at 19270 County Road 23, just north of County Road 7, north of Verndale, Sunday morning.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Sunday's fire destroys home north of Verndale
March 4, 2019 - 4:05pm
February 15, 2019
A fire reignited at 614 Second Street SE in Menahga Thursday morning. Fire fighters fought the blaze Wednesday night and found a deceased individual inside. Crews returned Thursday to extinguish the fire again.
Shannon Geisen/Forum News Service
UPDATE: Individual found deceased in Menahga home fire is identified
February 15, 2019 - 3:32pm
February 7, 2019
Skid steer catches fire near Sebeka
February 7, 2019 - 11:52am
January 16, 2019
A fire burns in the West Lyons Cemetery at the corner of County Road 26 and 9 in Wadena County. The fire was burning in order to thaw a plot for burial.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Fire department responds to casket on fire
January 16, 2019 - 8:16pm
January 3, 2019
The Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodge north of Menahga was a complete loss due to a fire that started just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2.
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UPDATE: No foul play suspected in Blueberry Pines Golf Course fire
January 3, 2019 - 4:43pm
The Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodge fully engulfed in flames shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Shannon Geisen/Park Rapids Enterprise
Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodge lost to fire
January 3, 2019 - 8:40am
December 31, 2018
Crews demolished classrooms in the Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School during summer vacation and quickly remodeled the rooms before school started in the fall.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
A look back at 2018
December 31, 2018 - 5:15pm
December 23, 2018
The fire was incredibly destructive. Fire crews have only started clearing the debris.
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Update: Fire destroys two Perham businesses in early morning fire
December 23, 2018 - 4:19pm
3-business fire in Perham
December 23, 2018 - 2:23pm
November 21, 2018
Wadena and Verndale Fire Departments were on scene, knocking down a fire from several sides of a machine shed Wednesday afternoon at 17224 110th Street, just southeast of Verndale.
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Crews fight pole shed fire near Verndale
November 21, 2018 - 3:04pm
November 15, 2018
4 area fire departments fight house fire in rural Sebeka
November 15, 2018 - 11:13am
October 23, 2018
Fire destroys hunting cabin in Blueberry Township
October 23, 2018 - 12:23am
February 25, 2018
Body found after deadly fire in Winger, Minn.
February 25, 2018 - 3:30pm