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Updated: Lightning May Have Sparked Andover Fire

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We have added additional photos and a video. No new details are available as of Friday night.

June 3 – A house fire in Andover on Friday morning may have been sparked by lightning as a small storm moved through the metro.

Andover fire crews were called to 2505 153rd Ln. about 9:30 a.m. for a report of a home struck by lightning. The Anoka County auto aid was alerted as well.

Chief 3 went on scene with light smoke showing from the roof of the 2 1/2-story dwelling.

Firefighters climbed ground ladders and stretched a hoseline to the roof near the attic to open up the area where damage was visible.

For a brief time, as firefighters opened the voids, a moderate amount of smoke showing.

Ham Lake, Anoka-Champlin, Oak Grove and Ramsey crews were on scene. An engine from Coon Rapids covered Andover while crews were at the scene.

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.

Updated: Fire Breaks out at Anoka Recycling Plant

May 3 – We’ve got an update on yesterday’s recycling plant fire in Anoka.

Anoka-Champlin (ACFD) Fire Chief 2 arrived to find heavy black smoke and fire in a two-story high shredding machine at Alter Recycling at 2905 N. Ferry St. The machine was used to shred vehicles. KSTP-TV’s helicopter footage shows the severity of the smoke and flames when firefighters arrived.

The Anoka County automatic aid policy brought Andover and Ramsey units when ACFD was dispatched.

ACFD Engine 3 arrived and stretched two handlines. Using the on-board foam system firefighters flowed a foam and water mixture onto the raging fire,  Anoka-Champlin Fire Chief Charlie Thompson told Twin Cities Fire Wire.

Chief 1 assumed command and worked with ACFD Chief 2, Andover Chief 1, Maple Grove Chief 4 and Ramsey Chief 1. Command requested mutual aid from Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove fire departments.

Engine 11 arrived and assisted Engine 3 with dousing the fire.

Aerial 21 worked with Andover and Ramsey crews to suppress the fire, which was brought under control in less than 30 minutes.

According to Thompson, the fire began on the conveyer belt of the machine after it came in contact with a hot piece of metal.

Maple Grove firefighters covered ACFD Station 1 and Brooklyn Center crews covered ACFD station 2.

Breaking: Numerous Agencies at Coon Rapids Brush Fire

April 15, 2011 1 comment

April 15 – Several departments have been called to a large brush fire in Coon Rapids on Friday afternoon.

Coon Rapids crews were called to the Yellow Pine Street NW near 128th Avenue NW around 3:30 p.m. and found several fires burning along the railroad tracks that line the west side of the Bunker Hills Golf Course.

Mutual aid was called from Andover, Anoka-Champlin and Ham Lake for brush rigs and firefighters.

Twin Cities Fire Wire will update this story as more information becomes available. 

One Trapped in Andover Crash

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April 7 – One person was freed from a motor vehicle crash in Andover on Thursday morning.

About 7:30 a.m. crews were called to Andover Boulevard and Bluebird Street for a two vehicle accident.

Firefighters extricated one occupant from the minivan.

Allina EMS transported two patients to an area hospital.

Fire Damages Andover Duplex

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April 6 – Andover firefighters responded to a duplex fire on Wednesday evening.

Firefighters were called to the 13800 Block of Silverod Court around 8 p.m.

Chief 1 went on scene with smoke showing from the side-by-side duplex and reported that all residents had evacuated the structure.

Engine 11’s crew deployed a pre-connected hoseline to the front of the structure and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Crews cleared the scene in about 30 minutes.

Assignment: Engines 11, 21, 22, 31, Ladder 11, Chiefs 1 and 4 and Allina EMS

Fire Consumes Andover Garage

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment
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A dinner-time fire consumed a garage in Andover on Tuesday.

Andover firefighters were called to the 3700 block of 173rd Lane Northwest just after 6:30 p.m. Auto aid was called from Anoka-Champlin, Oak Grove and Ramsey for tankers to the scene.

A fire chief arrived and reported a detached garage fully involved.

A tanker shuttle was set up to supply crews operating several hoselines that were deployed to contain the raging fire.

TwinCitiesFireWire.com will update the story when additional details are available.