Sunday afternoon fire in Willmar under investigation

The Willmar Fire Department extinguished a fire Sunday afternoon in Willmar. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.


WILLMAR — The cause of a Sunday afternoon fire in Willmar is currently under investigation, according to a news release from the Willmar Fire Department.

According to the release, fire crews were dispatched around 4:30 p.m. Sunday to the 1100 block of Third Street Southwest where they saw smoke coming from a second-story window of a single-family dwelling.

The fire was extinguished and contained to one room on the second floor.

The entire second floor suffered heavy smoke damage and the main floor had light smoke and water damage.

Fire crews were on scene until about 6:20 p.m.


No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation by Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson who also serves as the Willmar Fire Marshal.

CentraCare Emergency Medical Services and the Willmar Police Department also responded to the incident.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at
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