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During the past two months, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office and fire departments in Brown County have responded to an unusual number of wildfires on or near CRP, Wildlife Management Areas, and other naturally vegetated land. Several of these fires appear to be suspicious.

Between March 1, and April 22, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office responded to 16 fire calls.  During the same time frame in 2023, the Sheriff’s Office responded to one fire call.  There were two fire calls during the same period in 2022. 

There does not appear to be a specific pattern regarding these fires, however, 5 of the 16 fires were in Mulligan Township between Comfrey and MN State Hwy 4.  

Anyone with information regarding these fires are encouraged to contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office at 507-233-6700.