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Fire Quickly Contained At Brainerd City Hall

Early afternoon Monday, Brainerd Fire was called to a structure fire at the Brainerd City Hall building. While construction had been going on, the fire on the roof was reported while crews were off for lunch. In our chat at the scene with City Administrator Jennifer Bergman, she told us firefighters arrived quickly, though the complete cause of the fire is not known at the time.

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Most city staff was working at home due to Covid 19; it was a blessing that staff numbers were low in the building.

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On scene, Mayor Dave Badeaux talked about the work that had been done on the building, and some of the work being done with employees in the building.

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Badeaux then wrapped up with his biggest takeaway.

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Bergman reiterated that sentiment.

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Ten employees were evacuated safely and quickly.  The fire department arrived within 4 minutes of receiving the call.