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Monday, May 8, 2017 A call came in of smell of burning paper. The area was checked with nothing found. Imaging camera was used to check for heat with readings. Nothing found.  Home owners were advised to call back if they noticed smell again.  Home owner found a bag with batteries in it. They felt...
Monday, May 1, 2017 Fire in a sawmill was reported at 20933 260th Street. A small building attached to the sawmill that was used to house a motor to power the sawmill had burned. The fire was out when the department arrived. The fire was caused by the motor overheating. The owner used snow to put...
Thursday, April 6 The department was paged to a shed fire at 21327 State 287. The fire spread from a small shed to a large garage. The garage contained a workshop and wood working shop. The fire was burning in the attic of the garage when the department arrived on scene. The shed and garage along...
Monday, March 27 Called in as a fire in a field. It was found to be a permit burn with the land owner burning 10 acres of grass. The fire was attended and under control. The department cleared the scene when it was determined to be a permit burn. On scene 5 minutes. The department was paged to a...
Wednesday, March 8 Department was paged to a one vehicle accident. A vehicle went off the road and hit trees. The driver was out of the vehicle when the department arrived on scene. Assisted with packaging and loading patient for transport to the hospital. On scene for 10 minutes.  
Wednesday, February 8 A call came in from 23053 Cty 38 that the basement was full of smoke. The smoke was from a fuel oil furnace that was malfunctioning.  The furnace was turned off and home owner was advised to call a plumber. There was no damage to the home. On scene 10  minutes.  
Saturday, February 4 A fire was called in by a passerby that a silo was on fire at 20494 243rd Avenue. The property owner had been burning construction debris in an old silo. Owner was not present at time of fire. The fire was distinguished with no damage.  Owner was contacted about fire and...
Thursday, January 5 An activated fire alarm at the elementary school was paged. Alarm was pulled by a student. Alarm was reset with no damage. On scene 3 minutes.  
Thursday, November 3 A fire was reported at 19335 Elderberry Drive.  Upon arrival the department found large round hay bales on fire. The fire started from spontaneous combustion. The bales had been separated from a larger pile of bales previously by the property owner. The bales were pulled apart...
Wednesday, October 26 The department was paged to a gas leak at 410 9th Street NE. Upon arrival gas levels were checked inside and outside the building with nothing found.  Center Point Energy had a crew in town checking for leaks earlier in the day and may have found the leak. Gas was shut off...


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