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January 26, 2010
Two hurt in 'mini explosion' at Viking Auto
Two men were injured in a small explosion at a Farmington business Tuesday afternoon. The Farmington Fire Department was called to Viking Auto Salvage in Castle Rock Township around 4:30 p.m. According to fire marshal John Powers, two employees there, Hugo Noar Martinez, 39, and...
January 26, 2010 - 7:16pm
December 22, 2009
Fire damages Farmington warehouse
First the chips were fried. Then they were roasted. A Tuesday afternoon fire did in the neighborhood of $200,000 damage to a Farmington warehouse....
December 22, 2009 - 4:13pm
Fire injures one Monday afternoon
A Monday afternoon fire that injured a 45-year-old Empire Township woman has been described as suspicious in nature, but the incident still under investigation. Farmington fire marshal John Powers has not determined the official cause of the fire, which was called in at 4:08 p.m....
December 22, 2009 - 11:45am
July 21, 2009
Osprey survives lightning strike
A juvenile osprey displaced from its nest by a lightning-caused fire near Biwabik last week was in "guarded" condition today at a wildlife rehabilitation...
July 21, 2009 - 7:31am
May 13, 2009
Fire rescue: Bemidji man saves woman from burning house
Two minutes - that's the margin Bemidji emergency medical technician and former firefighter Tom Johnson estimates between the life and death...
May 13, 2009 - 7:17am
April 23, 2009
Editorial: Be careful when you burn
The Farmington Fire Department has been busy lately. There's only been one major fire in recent months. That's the good news. But things could have been much worse. Farmington firefighters have been called to at least 10 grass or brush fires in the last two weeks. All of the fires...
April 23, 2009 - 3:20pm
April 22, 2009
See smoke in Empire? It's under control
Where there's smoke, there's fire. That's the case in Empire township Wednesday afternoon, but it is not a fire that should be cause for alarm. According to Farmington fire marshal John Powers, the large plume of brownish-gray smoke that was visible to the east of Farmington is the...
April 22, 2009 - 5:21pm
April 9, 2009
Thursday fire destroys Castle Rock home
A Thursday morning fire destroyed most of a Castle Rock township home and caused approximately $220,000 in damage, despite the efforts of three...
April 9, 2009 - 1:53pm
City will honor longtime fire chief as he says goodbye
He said he was going to retire "in a year" more than two years ago, but next week, Ken Kuchera will make good on his threat and leave the Farmington Fire Department after nearly 38 years of public service. Kuchera began his career with the Farmington Fire Department in December,...
April 9, 2009 - 1:35pm
November 21, 2008
Fire destroys corn dryer near Hampton
A fire on a farm near Hampton caused about $130,000 in damage Friday morning. The Hastings Fire Department was called to 21649 Darsow Ave.,...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Wiring in car caused fire last week
Faulty wiring in a parked car has been identified as the cause of an Oct. 17 fire that destroyed an east Farmington home. The fire, which was reported at about 1:15 a.m., spread quickly. Though it was under control within an hour, firefighters were unable to save the residence on...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Ham Lake fire indictment does little to appease victims
Even if the Gunflint Trail community knows who started the Ham Lake wildfire on that windy morning in May 2007, it's not going to turn ashes...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 20, 2008
Fire damages Oak and Treasures building and attached apartment
Two area men learned the value of smoke detectors after waking to the sound of one going off early Sunday morning. It turns out, that alarm saved their lives. The two men were asleep in an apartment that shares a building with a storage facility on the grounds of Oak and Treasures...
October 20, 2008 - 12:00am
October 17, 2008
Early morning fire destroys Farmington home
No one was hurt in a fire that destroyed an east Farmington home early Friday morning. Farmington firefighters were called to the 1300 block...
October 17, 2008 - 12:00am
October 13, 2008
Fire damages Farmington home
An unattended candle is to blame for a small fire Monday morning at a Farmington home. According to Farmington fire marshal John Powers a teenage boy left a candle burning overnight in his bedroom in the 4600 block of 206th St. He told firefighters he thought he'd extinguished the...
October 13, 2008 - 12:00am