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The recent arid conditions played a factor in a recent grassfire between Long Prairie and Osakis. The grassfire was located just off County Road 14. While the blaze was contained in short order, it required both the Long Prairie Fire Department and the Osakis Fire Department.
The Osakis Fire Department is down one truck after responding to a call Feb. 4 in Orange Township. The department was paged to a silo fire at 13461 Cemetery Road. SE.    According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, as efforts were being made to extinguish the fire, the department reported that...
Tuesday, May 15 The department was paged to Central Bi Products to a pile of sludge material burning. The fire started from spontaneous combustion due to the grease in the product. Product that was spread in the field started to burn, also. About one acre of the field burned. Browerville fire...
Friday, March 23 A 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of County 10 and County 11 was called in. The department assisted Long Prairie ambulance with the patients.  One driver was ejected and partially pinned under passenger side of truck. A deputy and bystanders were able to roll the truck off...
Friday, March 9 The department was paged for mutual aid to 27392 145th Avenue in Eagle Bend. Tankers were needed to help haul water to fight the barn fire.  The barn was a complete loss. On scene 3.5 hours.  
Tuesday, January 16 The department was paged to 34597 275th Avenue for a mutual aid call with Browerville Fire Department for a house fire. The department was canceled while enroute to the scene due to the fire being out.  
Monday, January 8 The department received a call for mutual aid with Browerville at 30940 US 71. A garage was on fire. Damage was done to the interior of the garage and its contents.  Fire is believed to have started from a wood stove in the garage.  Hwy 71 was closed down during the fire. On scene...
Monday, November 28 The department was paged to a fire in a woodpile around an outdoor boiler at 22667 Cty 10. A skid load was used to move the wood and bundles of slab. The boiler was also damaged in the fire. Fire started from a spark from the boiler as it was being filled with wood. On scene 1-¼...
Thursday, November 23 Department was paged to a house fire. Upon arrival they found a fire on a covered deck burning the siding area around a door frame. Owners were not home but a passerby saw it and called 911. He and law enforcement gained entry to the home and removed 3 adult dogs and six...
Friday, November 10 The department was paged to automobile crash. A car rear ended a semi turning into CHS south of Long Prairie on Hwy 71. The department assisted with packaging and loading. The patient for transport to Long Prairie hospital by Long Prairie Ambulance. The department assisted with...


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