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Crews Contain Vehicle Fire In Blaine Barn

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment
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March 29 – We have an update from yesterday’s reported barn fire in Blaine.

Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View (SBM) crews were called to 12224 Sunset Ave. at 12:29 p.m. The Anoka County auto-aid program called for additional resources from Centennial and Lexington.

Centennial Chief 4 arrived at 12:34 and reported a smoke showing from the eves on the D-side of a 1 1/2-story, 40-by-70-foot pole barn.  He assumed command and passed it to SBM Chief 3 on arrival, who called for an offensive attack.

SBM Operations Chief Garrett Parten said the barn was at the end of a 450-foot driveway in an non-hydranted area. It contained several vehicles, including a camper and boat.

SBM Tanker 3 and a Centennial Engine were positioned for water supply and to provide relay pumping from the the street. Engine 11 laid a five-inch supply line to the scene. Crews prepared dump tanks for water suppy.

Engine 8’s crews deployed a 2 1/2-inch attack line to the A-side of the building.

“Smoke in the initial room inside the door was banked to within three feet of the floor,” Parten told Twin Cities Fire Wire.  “As the crew entered through another door into the main storage area, they encountered a vehicle fire.”

The fire was knocked down and ventilation operations commenced. The fire was under control at 12:53 p.m.

An additional tanker from Ham Lake was requested, but cancelled after the fire was extinguished.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • Assignment: SBM Engine 11, 2, 8, Ladder 12, Tanker 3, Command Vehicle 1, Chiefs 3 and 6. Auto-aid: Centennial Engine 11, Tanker 1, Chiefs 1 and 4, Lexington Engine 1
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Barn Fire in Blaine

March 30, 2011 1 comment
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March 29 – Firefighters from the North Metro were called to a reported barn fire in Blaine on Tuesday afternoon.

Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View fire crews, along with auto-aid, were dispatched to the 12200 block of Sunset Avenue about 1 p.m. Centennial Chief 4 went on scene with smoke showing from a 1 1/2-story pole barn.

Shortly after arrival, he reported an explosion from the structure.

Tankers from Centennial, Ham Lake and Lexington were brought in because of the lack of hydrants.

The fire was contained within 15 minutes.

TwinCitiesFireWire.com will update the story when more information is available.

Fire Damages Barn in Inver Grove Heights

January 10, 2011 Leave a comment

An Inver Grove Heights barn suffered moderate damage after a fire on Friday afternoon.

Inver Grove Heights fire units were called to 11044 Courthouse Blvd. East at 3:11 p.m. for a pole barn on fire. A tender from Rosemount was called due to the location of the structure.

When units arrived, they found smoke coming from the one-story pole barn, measuring about 40 feet by 80 feet. The barn was more than 1,000 feet off the roadway.

Chief Judy Thill said crews were lucky. “Fortunately there was a hydrant about 400 feet from pole barn.”

Crews dropped a large diameter hoseline from that hydrant for their water supply as they deployed handlines into the structure.

Thill said the barn was used for storage and housed several vehicles. Smoke from the fire caused damage to the entire structure.

The Dakota County Fire Investigation Team ruled the fire accident, according to Thill. It started near the wood burner.

Mendota Heights Ladder 10 was called to cover Inver Grove Heights during the fire. During that time, they ran a cardiac arrest.

The last units left the scene about 7:30 p.m.

Assignment: Inver Grove Heights Engines 11 and 33, Ladder 13, Tenders 14 and 36, Rescue 10, Eagan Engine 4 and a Rosemount Tender.

Tankers Needed to Control Belle Plaine Barn Fire

November 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Several departments responded to a barn fire in Belle Plaine Tuesday night.

KEYC-TV is reporting that no animals were in the barn and there were no injuries.

Several fire departments were requested on mutual aid for a tanker relay operation.

Read the full story here.