Local emergency personnel battles wildland fire in Eckles Township
July 14, 2021
ECKLES TOWNSHIP -- At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, a wildland fire broke out between Jackpine Road Northwest and Radar Road Northwest, with members of the Bemidji and Solway Fire Departments and other local emergency personnel responding to the scene.
Members of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and air support were also requested to help contain the fire. A Pioneer reporter arrived on the scene around 4 p.m. and noted several planes and helicopters dropping retardants in the area.
At 4:45 p.m. emergency personnel on the scene could be heard over the scanner stating they were advising people on the north side of Jackpine Road to evacuate but were not officially mandating it.