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Fire Levels Home Under Construction in Minnetonka

March 13, 2011 Leave a comment

March 11 – A three-alarm fire destroyed a Minnetonka home that was under construction on Friday afternoon.

The fire was reported about 1 p.m. in the 16900 block of Grays Bay Boulevard. Two construction workers were in the home when an explosion triggered the fire, Minnetonka Patch reported.

A video on Minnetonka Patch’s website shows a large volume of fire coming from the home before firefighters arrived.

Firefighters used master streams and handlines to keep the intense fire from spreading to other homes.

Mutual aid was received from Chanhassen, Hopkins, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and Wayzata.

Heavy equipment was brought in to tear the remains of the structure down after the fire was placed under control.



Area Firefighters Participate in Stair Climb

March 4, 2011 Leave a comment
Apple Valley Fire, Public Relations, Fight For Air, Minneapolis

Apple Valley FD Photo

Firefighters from across the metro participated in the 2011 Fight for Air Climb at the Accenture Tower in Minneapolis last Saturday.

Congratulations to the more than 400 participants. The overall goal of all climbers was to bring in $140,000 and they exceeded that by $12,193.61.

Firefighters from the following climbed: Shakopee, Stewartville, Long Lake, Lexington, Apple Valley, Golden Valley, Chanhassen, Brooklyn Park, West Metro, Richmond, Jordan, Kensington, Glencoe, and Pierre.

Following are the results from the firefighter categories:

Fastest Firefighter

  • Fastest Male Firefighter – Mark Alberts, Hutchinson Fire Department – 4:48
  • Fastest Female Firefighter – Nancy Schmelzle, St. Louis Park – 6:59

Top Fundraising Firefighter Teams

  • Overall Top Fundraising Firefighter Team – Golden Valley Fire Department – $9,650
  • 2nd Place Fundraising Firefighter Team – Chanhassen Fire Department – $6,170
  • 3rd Place Fundraising Firefighter Team – Stewartville Fire – $3,865

Top Fundraising Firefighters

  • Top Fundraising Firefighter – Ken Bence, Golden Valley Fire Department – $4,660
  • 2nd Place Fundraising Firefighter – Steve Smith, Chanhassen Fire Department – $1,530
  • 3rd Place Fundraising Firefighter – John Williams, Chanhassen Fire Department – $1,345

Fastest Firefighter Teams

  • Overall Fastest Fire Fighter Team – Hutchinson Fire Department – 27:56
  • 2nd Place Fastest Firefighter Team – Long Lake Fire Department – 28:32
  • 3rd Place Fastest Firefighter Team – Shakopee Fire – 28:44

In the photo above, the Apple Valley Fire Department Smoke Eaters climbing team.  Front row:  (left to right) Marisa Holman, Lt. Colleen Elvin and Laura Basballe. Back row: (left to right)  Brian Benson, Lt. Pat Gram, Tom Ilg.

Click here for more information on the climb and click here for more photos.