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Coon Rapids Firefighters Clean Up Major Fluid Leak

June 28, 2011 Leave a comment

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June 28 – Fire crews responded to numerous locations in Coon Rapids to clean up a hydraulic fluid release from a garbage truck on Tuesday.

The truck left hydraulic fluid spills from Hanson Boulevard and Highway 242 to 113th Avenue NW and Martin Street.

Coon Rapids firefighters were initially called to a reported fluid spill at Hanson Boulevard and Northdale Boulevard around noon.

Rescue 2 arrived to find a large area of fluid on Hanson at the Highway 10 overpass.

Due to another spill at Hanson and Robinson Drive, Station 3 was requested to respond.

It was soon determined that the truck leaking fluid was stopped at 113th Avenue and Martin Street. Command requested that Station 1 be dispatched to that location.

A duty crew callback was initiated to staff the stations and fire crews returned to service just after 1:30 p.m.

Coon Rapids Police and the Anoka County Highway Department assisted with traffic control and cleanup.

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Coon Rapids Garage Fire Held Before Spreading

June 26, 2011 Leave a comment

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June 26 – Firefighters kept a raging  fire from spreading through a 24-unit garage at a Coon Rapids apartment complex on Sunday.

Fire crews were called to 10600 block of Tamarack Street around 7 p.m.  While enroute,  Anoka County dispatch advised they had multiple calls and a report of one with possible injuries.

Coon Rapids Engine 1 was first to arrive and reported a large garage complex with one unit fully involved.  Coon Rapids Captain 12 assumed command and requested a general alarm.

Crews laid a supply line and pulled a pre-connected handline and a 2 1/2-inch handline and quickly knocked down the main body of fire.

The blaze damaged three units.  One unit had extensive damage and two neighboring units suffered moderate damage.

  • Assignment: Coon Rapids: Engines 1, 2 and 3, Chief 2 Mutual Aid: Anoka-Champlin covered Coon Rapids Station 3

Firefighters Contain Coon Rapids Townhouse Fire

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June 8 – Coon Rapids firefighters were called to a report of a kitchen fire in a townhouse on the 2000 block of 103rd Avenue Wednesday evening.

While enroute, dispatchers advised units that the caller stated the fire was spreading.

Coon Rapids Engine 1 went on scene and reported smoke showing and a working kitchen fire from a 10 unit townhouse.  Captain 13 assumed command and requested a general alarm.

Engine 1 laid in a supply line and crews pulled an attack line to quickly extinguish the fire.

Crews were on scene for about an hour for overhaul operations.

  • Assignment: Engine 1, 2 and 3, Chief 2 and callback firefighters.

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.

Minneapolis Local 82 Looking for Tornado Clean Up Volunteers

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June 2 –The president of the Minneapolis Firefighter’s Union is looking for firefighters  to assist with a massive clean up effort North Minneapolis on Saturday.

Local 82 President Mark Lakosky said that firefighters will likely serve as team leaders for each clean up group. Officials are expecting to have 2,000 volunteers work in two shifts to complete much of the clean following the May 22 tornado.

The first shift is scheduled to work from 8 a.m. until noon. Volunteers need to be at Brookdale Mall (1108 Brookdale, Brooklyn Center) near the Macy’s store by 7:30.

Those interested in the afternoon shift need to be there by 12 p.m.

“It was great last week,” Lakosky said. “We must have had 15 chain saws running at the same time, cutting trees and clearing yards of debris.”

He said firefighters from all over the state, including Coon Rapids, Chisago, St. Paul and Winona jumped in to assist Minneapolis fire crews.

He asked that firefighters come prepared with heavy-duty footwear, gloves, eye protection and other essentials. He’s encouraging firefighter’s to wear their department shirts too.

Brooklyn Park Garage Fire Held Before Spreading

May 26 – Firefighters kept a raging garage fire from spreading to an attached home in Brooklyn Park on Thursday.

Fire crews were called to 8008 Camden Ave. at 9:20 p.m. While enroute, Captain 31 called a second alarm due visible flames and smoke.

Captain 31 arrived to fire a two car, wood-frame garage fully engulfed and threatening the attached home. A van was also burning in the driveway.

Deputy Fire Chief Todd Seitz said that crews from the first arriving engine pulled a crosslay to protect the exposures. A 2 1/2-inch line, connected to a Blitzfire, was deployed to tame the garage fire.

The fire was contained to the garage and Seitz said the home only suffered smoke damage.

The attic was filled with cellulose insulation and Maple Grove was called to help remove it.

Seitz said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is believed to have started in the van.

  • Assignment: Brooklyn Park: Engines 11, 21, 41, Rescues 11 and 31 Chiefs 1 and 21, Captains 31, 34 and 41. Mutual aid: Brooklyn Center engine and salvage, Coon Rapids engine, Fridley Aerial. Osseo Tanker 11 covered Brooklyn Park.

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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.