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Lakeville Home Damaged by Two-alarm Fire

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment

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June 16 – A two-alarm fire damaged a Lakeville home on  Thursday.

At 2:49 p.m., Lakeville firefighters were called to 17398 Jaguar Ave. and Chief 3 arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing from a garage attached to a two-story home. A second alarm was called, bringing mutual aid from Apple Valley.

Firefighters from Lakeville Engine 3 entered the home and attacked the flames from the service door.  Engine 2’s crews stretched a back up hoseline and conducted primary search duties, according to Fire Chief Michael Meyer.

The crew of Ladder 4 was assigned to open up the ceiling in the master bedroom and stop the fire from spreading to the attic of the home.  Secondary searches were performed by Rescue 1 and Ladder 1’s crew used the aerial ladder to ventilate the home by opening the skylight above the master bedroom.

Firefighters cleared the scene by 5:30 and investigators remained on scene to determine the cause of the fire. It caused extensive damage to the garage and the second floor bedroom and smoke damage throughout the home.

  • Assignment: Engines 2, 3, 44, Ladders 1 and 4, Rescues 1 and 3, Chiefs 1 and 3, Fire Marshal. Second Alarm: Apple Valley Ladder 1. EMS: Allina ambulance and supervisor.

Updated: Lexington Crews Fight Overnight Fire

June 13, 2011 Leave a comment

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June 13 – Lexington crews were called to a reported dwelling fire in the 8800 block of Lexington Avenue overnight.

While enroute, dispatchers advised police had arrived  and reported flames visible on the second floor.

Prior to arrival, Lexington command requested mutual aid from Centennial Fire and Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire(SBM)

Crews deployed handlines and quickly knocked down the fire.

Assignment: Lexington Engine 1, Centennial Engine 11, SBM Engine 4 and Allina EMS.

KSTP-TV reports that 2 occupants were able to escape the fire without injury.  Video from KSTP-TV shows early fire conditions.

Twin Cities Fire Wire will update this story when more information is available.

Head-on Crash In Blaine

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June 9 – Crews were called to a reported head-on collision at the intersection of 126th Avenue and Buchanan Street in Blaine Thursday evening.

Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View Fire Department (SBM) Captain 31 went on scene and reported a two vehicle head-on collision with airbag deployment, and that he would be checking for injuries.

SBM Chief 5, along with Engine 5 and Ladder 17, arrived shortly after and assisted evaluating the vehicle occupants prior to the arrival of Allina Medics.

SBM crews also mitigated fluid hazards caused by the accident.

Firefighters Contain Coon Rapids Townhouse Fire

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June 8 – Coon Rapids firefighters were called to a report of a kitchen fire in a townhouse on the 2000 block of 103rd Avenue Wednesday evening.

While enroute, dispatchers advised units that the caller stated the fire was spreading.

Coon Rapids Engine 1 went on scene and reported smoke showing and a working kitchen fire from a 10 unit townhouse.  Captain 13 assumed command and requested a general alarm.

Engine 1 laid in a supply line and crews pulled an attack line to quickly extinguish the fire.

Crews were on scene for about an hour for overhaul operations.

  • Assignment: Engine 1, 2 and 3, Chief 2 and callback firefighters.

Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Crews Tackle Dwelling Fire In Blaine

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MAY 27 – Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Crews along with Anoka County Auto Aid departments responded to a dwelling fire in the 600 block of 129th lane NE in Blaine.

There was extensive damage to the single family home requiring significant overhaul.

Auto Aid brought crews from Ham Lake, Coon Rapids and Centennial Fire Departments to the scene.

Twin Cities Fire Wire will update this story when more information is available.

Tornado Strains Metro Fire Departments

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MAY 22 – Fire crews in the Twin Cities were very busy this evening and will remain busy throughout the night managing the aftermath of today’s tornado.

Tornado damage was extensive on the North Side of Minneapolis and through Fridley this afternoon, toppling trees and destroying buildings.

Minneapolis Fire taxed its resources managing the damage that sliced through a large area of the North Side neighborhoods from the Near North Side to Camden.

In Fridley, damage was reported in the 694 & University area and Northeast from that location including trees down and roofs being blown off structures.

Fridley Fire Department staffed its stations prior to the tornado and activated its EOC immediately after they started receiving reports of damage.

Mutual Aid was started from Columbia Heights,  Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View as well as St. Anthony.

Other fire agencies in the metro were busy with storm related calls including St. Louis Park who fought a dwelling fire in the 3000 Block of Oregon Ave South with the assistance of Hopkins Fire Department.

Twin Cities Fire Wire will update this story when more information is available.

Ramsey Dwelling Fire Extinguished Quickly

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MAY 19 – Ramsey Fire crews, along with Anoka County Auto Aid, were dispatched to the 15000 Block of Willemite Street at around 2:20 p.m. today.

First arriving units reported smoke showing and deployed pre-connected handlines to the structure,  quickly knocking down the fire.

A drop tank was set up as this area has no hydrants; however, due to the quick knockdown of the fire, water shuttles were not needed.

The Auto Aid brought fire crews from Andover, Oak Grove and Anoka-Champlin to the scene.

Twin Cities Fire Wire will update this story when more information is available.