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DNR determines cause of Palsburg Fire
 April 24, 2015
Fire investigators have determined that the recent Palsburg Fire, which burned more than 4,500 acres of wild lands in Roseau County, originated from a slash

Palsburg Fire Update
 April 24, 2015
The Palsburg Fire remains at 4,550 acres. Two hand crews, two overhead resources, one contract dozer and a Warroad DNR water tender have worked the

Palsburg Fire Morning Update
 April 19, 2015
This is the last MNICS Team C update on the Palsburg Fire unless circumstances change significantly. The Palsburg Fire, which began Wednesday April 15 near

 

 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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