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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.

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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.

Centennial Fire Crews Respond to Acid Leak

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May 16 – Fire crews and a private contractor mitigated a hazardous materials leak in Lino Lakes on Monday.

Centennial firefighters were called to a reported hydrochloric acid leak in a box truck at 300 Apollo Drive at 10:39 a.m.

Fire Chief Jerry Streich arrived to find chemical leaking from the 24-foot box truck. He said that one to two gallons had also leaked onto the concrete parking pad.

The truck was backed up to the shipping dock and the winds were blowing into the dock area.

After talking with the State Duty Officer and Department of Transportation, a DOT hazmat truck was dispatched to the incident.

The shipper called West Central Environmental Consultants to the scene and it was determined that a 10-gallon plastic pail of hydrochloric acid was leaking. The pail sat in the middle of a pallet.

The leak was neutralized and cleaned up by authorities.

Fire crews returned to service just after 3 p.m.

Fire Damages Centerville Home

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

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This story was updated on Friday morning.

April 14 – Centennial Fire crews made a quick knock down at a dwelling fire located in Centerville Thursday afternoon.

The initial call, at 11:56 a.m., came from a neighbor who reported smoke coming from the back of a home in the 1900 block of Robin Lane S.

When firefighters arrived at the one-story modular home, they had heavy fire showing from a crawl space and a hole in the back of the home, Chief Jerry Streich told Twin Cities Fire Wire.

There are no hydrants in the area, so tankers were requested to the scene.

Crews deployed handlines and quickly extinguished the fire.

Streich said crews performed extensive overhaul of the structure and snuffed several spot fires in the attic and underside of the structure.

The home was unoccupied and undergoing renovations for a new owner.

Streich said the fire was accidental. He said “a high wattage halogen lamp left in the ‘on’ position was the likely cause of this fire. ”

Mutual aid was received from  Forest Lake, Hugo, and Lexington fire crews.

Aggressive Attack On Attached Garage Fire Saves Blaine Residence

April 7, 2011 Leave a comment

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April 7
Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View (SBM) Fire crews with auto aid from Ham Lake and Centennial Fire Departments were dispatched to an attached garage fire at approximately 2:30 today on the 13000 Block of Owatonna Street NE.

SBM Chief 5 was first on scene and reported a fully involved attached garage fire and that crews would be taking an offensive strategy.

SBM Engine 11 arrived shortly after Chief 5 and deployed a pre-connect to the garage and  quickly knocked down the body of fire.  SBM crews stretched a 2nd pre-connect to prevent the spread of fire into the residence.

SBM crews along with Centennial Ladder 21 and Ham Lake Engine 1 remained on scene to perform extensive overhaul on the structure.

Electrical Fire Damages Lino Lakes Business

April 5, 2011 Leave a comment
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April 5 – Fire damaged a small business garage in Lino Lakes on Tuesday morning.

Centennial firefighters were called to the 600 block of Main Street at 9:17 a.m. for a shed fire. Chief Jerry Streich arrived to find light smoking from the peak of the one-story, 20-by-40 garage.

Using a forward lay from a hydrant, Ladder 21 established a water supply and the crew stretched a hoseline to the structure.

Streich said crews pulled the ceiling to find embers from burning electrical wires. The fire was placed under control quickly, he added.

He said the owner smelled smoke earlier in the morning, but believed it was from a nearby fireplace. A worker discosvered the fire when he arrived at work just after 9 a.m.

The fire was accidental, due to improper installation of electrical conductors that overheated, Streich said.

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