May 16, 2013 | Volume 118, Issue No. 20

Fighting fire

The Moose Lake Fire Department responded to a report of a possible building explosion on Military Road near Sturgeon Lake Friday afternoon, May 10. According to Moose Lake Fire Chief Steve Trenhaile, they requested assistance from Sturgeon Lake, Kerrick and Willow River fire departments, as well as the Department of Natural Resources. "We found a small shed and various piles of debris fully involved ... Heat also ignited a residence (mobile home)," said Trenhaile. "We did an entry and quickly extinguished the fire. A firemen rescued a parrot that was very close to the fire; the rest of the outside fire was quickly extinguished." There were no injuries and cause of fire is under investigation.

Colette Stadin

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