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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 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 10, 2019
A fiery BNSF train engine passed through Wadena on Wednesday afternoon. The train briefly stopped blocking the three crossings in town before the fire was put out.
Photo submitted by Dave Nelson
Train fire stops traffic through Wadena
January 10, 2019 - 5:26am
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.
Submitted photo
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
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
May 19, 2018
Much of central and northern Minnesota are in high fire danger as of Monday.
Courtesy MN DNR
NWS observes critical fire conditions in Northern Minnesota
May 19, 2018 - 8:02am
May 12, 2018
Michael Carr, Wadena County Sheriff, accepted the donation of $3,000 from (left to right) Kip Browne, Jeffrey Browne and Ryan Browne for the Wadena County K-9 fundraising campaign. Courtesy photo.
Wadena County K-9 fundraising campaign receives $3,000
May 12, 2018 - 11:48am
May 1, 2018
Weekend fires keep area fire departments busy
May 1, 2018 - 3:11pm
March 22, 2018
A garage fire at 804 6th Street SW in Wadena resulted in a total loss of a motorcycle and car Wednesday night. Approximately 30 firefighters from the Wadena and Verndale Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the blaze, which took about one and a half hours to put out. Photo by Randy Taggart.
No injuries in house fire Wednesday night
March 22, 2018 - 8:10am
March 15, 2018
Wadena firemen extracted the occupant of a vehicle on Highway 29 west the city November, 2016. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
On the front lines: Wadena firefighters battle more than just fires
March 15, 2018 - 8:01am