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Palsburg Fire Morning Update
 April 18, 2015
The Palsburg Fire is now 60% contained. Burning on state forest land in the Beltrami Island State Forest, the fire held at 4,700 acres in…

Palsburg Fire Evening Update
 April 17, 2015
The Palsburg Fire, which began Wednesday April 15 near Warroad, MN, is now 60% contained. Burning on state forest land in the Beltrami Island State…

Palsburg Fire photos from April 15, 2015
 April 17, 2015
  Palsburg Fire, April 15, evening. Tyler Fish Palsburg Fire burning April 15. Tyler Fish Palsburg Fire flare up, April 15.  Tyler Fish. Palsburg Fire…


 Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS)

The mission of MNICS is to coordinate, educate and implement the Incident Command System to support fire and all risk incidents in Minnesota and nationwide.

MNICS is an interagency group with state and federal partners that cooperate in management of wildfire and all risk incidents and provide standard procedures, practices and information to facilitate, coordinate and support actions on incidents in Minnesota.  The organization is governed by a Task Force of agency leads.

Member agencies are the US Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), National Park Service (NPS), and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM).

Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MIFC)

MIFC houses the Northeast Interagency Fire Cache and MNICS staff.  MIFC serves as a hub for mobilization of wildfire and emergency resources.  Services include:

  • All Risk Emergency Management and Support
  • Dispatch Coordination Center
  • Fire Behavior Support
  • Fire Cache
  • Radio Shop
  • Rural Fire Department Support
  • Symbols Program
  • Training Program
  • Wildfire Aviation Management
  • Information Management

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