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WCCO to Feature Twin Cities Fire Wire Photos at 6 Tonight

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo

Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo

Photos from the Twin Cities Fire Wire coverage of the Blaine church fire last month will be featured on WCCO during their 6 p.m. broadcast tonight.

WCCO is running a story on Minneapolis-based TetraKO, whose product helped knock down the fire.

TetraKO is a Class A water additive that turns water into an adhering liquid. It can be used in current fire pumps without any special equipment.

Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View (SBM) firefighter used the TetraKO in their initial attack at the Oak Park Community Church on Dec. 28.

The press release states: “After initially hitting the fire and hot spots with TetraKO, I advised division command to discontinue application and allow TetraKO’s steamconversion to occur,” said (Fire Chief Nyle) Zikmund. “Almost immediately, the steam cloud increased dramatically in size, and remained for an extended period of time. Crews continued to monitor and listen with no further evidence of fire.”

Twin Cities Fire Wire was at the scene of the fire as SBM units started flowing water.

Related:

Blaine Church Damaged by Fire

December 29, 2010 1 comment

Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo


Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo


Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo


Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo


Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo


Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo


Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo


Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo


Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo


Fire damaged the Oak Park Community Church in Blaine Tuesday night.

Crews from Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View (SBM) fire were called to the church, at 12050 Aberdeen St. Northeast, about 8:30 p.m.

A SBM chief went on scene and reported fire showing from side-D and a possible attic fire in the multi-level church.

Arriving companies hadĀ trouble located hydrants. They laid supply lines and stretch pre-connected handlines to the exterior.

Ladder 17 positioned theĀ aerial ladder to the roof and took out the skylights for vertical ventilation.

Crews knocked down the main body of fire on the exterior and then proceeded with an offensive attack in about 15 minutes.

Firefighters performed extensive overhaul of the church after the fire was under control.