Minnesota: 36 arson fires near Fond du Lac

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Mark Wurdeman DNR
Mark Wurdeman, an investigator for the Minn. DNR, looks for the cause, origin, and evidence at a fire along Brevator Road this week. Photo: Bob King, Duluth News

Two or three nights each week arson fires are being set along roadways on and near the Fond duLac Reservation in Minnesota. About 36 fires have been set, according to Mark Wurdeman, wildfire investigator for the Depoartment of Natural Resources. The BIA is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. The fires so far have been suppressed by firefighters before they have become large or burned any structures.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.