Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:34am
A man escaped serious injury Monday thanks to the help of two unidentified passersby who pulled him from a burning vehicle in rural Sparta.
According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, his department was dispatched at 12:38 p.m. to a reported one vehicle roll over on Iberia Avenue in...
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:22am
A Rochester, MN man suffered life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle hit a deer on I-90 Wednesday afternoon.
According to Sparta Fire Chief Mike Arnold, who was the first emergency responder on the scene, the accident occurred near the 26-mile marker in the westbound lane.
He said when he...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:26am
Last week's storms, which brought high winds and torrential rainfall, resulted in more damage and flooding to the area.
On Thursday a storm swept through Sparta, where a lightning strike started a small fire at 916 Jefferson Ave. shortly after 11:30 a.m.
Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold...
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:54am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported barn fire at 17562 Independence Road in the Town of Adrian at 5 a.m. Sunday.
When Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene they reported that the barn was fully engulfed in flames and a nearby house was not in danger. A lean-to attached to the...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:12am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported trailer fire on State Highway 27 near Dallas Avenue seven miles north of Sparta at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday morning.
When Fire Chief Mike Arnold arrived the trailer was on fire and the truck pulling the trailer had been disconnected. Crews...
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:22am
A Town of Sparta home sustained significant damage Thursday, April 11 after it was hit by lightning.
Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his crew was dispatched to 4402 Highway 16 at shortly after 2 a.m. When Arnold arrived on scene the homeowners, Byron and Charlotte Schmitz, were...
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:00am
On April 4, the Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported car fire at 811 Kent Street in the City of Sparta. When Fire Chief Mike Arnold arrived on scene, the vehicle was fully engulfed.
Two nearby houses were wetted down because of the vehicle's proximity to them. The fire started in...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:33am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported semi trailer on fire at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday night on I-90 at mile post 34 westbound.
When law enforcement arrived they reported that the tractor had been disconnected from the trailer and the trailer was fully engulfed in flames. The fire...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:35am
A pair of house fire calls and a fire alarm at Meadowview Middle School kept the Sparta Area Fire District busy this week.
The call for the most serious fire came in shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department was dispatched to a reported...
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:28am
A 51-year old Sparta man was killed in a snowmobiling accident north of Sparta Saturday.
According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold,
his department was called to 10060 Echo Road shortly after noon.
The accident occurred on the trail north of that location and emergency responders had...