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Willmar firefighters work Jan. 8, 2007, to contain an attic fire at 412 Ann St. S.E. in Willmar. Although people need to always take the necessary precautions, fires are most likely between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day. Tribune file photo

Fires most likely during last week of year


ST. PAUL -- The last week of the year is when there are typically more fires than any other week of the year. Therefore, the state Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division is warning Minnesotans to be extra careful. Locally, Kandiyohi Fire Chief Dwight Ryks is echoing those concerns.

Ryks warns that with challenging economic times, he's afraid folks will use inappropriate methods in attempts to heat their homes.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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