Brainerd Area News

Brainerd City Hall Catches Fire


Brainerd Fire Fighters were on scene at Brainerd City Hall around 12:30 pm on Monday, May 18th. It was reported that people could see smoke coming out of the top of the building. More updates to come.

The city of Brainerd Facebook page posted that everyone is safe and that there were 10 employees that were evacuated. The fire department was there within 4 minutes of receiving the call and the fire was contained within 10 minutes. 

“We received the call at 12:24 and we were on scene at 12:27,” said Fire Chief Tom Holmes. “The fire is located on the roof and appears to have been caused by construction efforts.”

“Thank you to our first responders for their rapid response. They definitely contained the situation and lessened the damage,” said Mayor Bedeaux. “We are just glad that everyone is safe. Buildings can be rebuilt. Lives matter.”