Middle River Fire was called out to several grass fires this week-end. Fire crews began their weekend on Friday afternoon at 3 pm with their first fire near Thief Lake then a second later that night at 12:45 am in East Park township at Nelson Slough. Fire crews were on scene until 5 am that morning and were assisted by Newfolden, Karlstad, and Greenbush fire departments. These fires are under investigation as possible cases of arson.
A third fire was called in Saturday nightfire last night which involved about 400 acres in Spruce Valley Township which is the township in which Middle River is located. A social media post thanked Newfolden, Viking, Greenbush, Grygla, Thief River Falls Fire Depts, Middle River Ambulance, Marshall County Sheriff’s office, and MN DNR forestry for the assistance on the Wildfire this evening.