Wildfire burned nearly 20 pine trees in Solway Township
Around 12:45pm, multiple volunteer fire departments responded to a wildfire burning nearly 20 pine trees in Solway Township. There were no reported injuries, but there was some property damage.
Brandon Porter, the Solway Volunteer Fire Department Chief, said due to the size of the trees, they needed extra help fighting the flames.
“The Solway volunteer fire department, along with all our mutual aid departments, Hermantown, Grand Lake and the DNR, responded to the report of a wildland area fire spreading,” Chief Porter said. “When we arrived on scene, we found that to be about to be the case. Numerous tall pine trees on fire.”
The Solway Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire with the help from other local volunteer firefighter departments in Grand Lake and Hermantown. The Minnesota DNR also assisted with the Air National Guard 148th.
The Solway Volunteer Fire Department said the cause of the wildfire burning nearly 20 pine trees was not intentional and is currently under investigation.