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Oakdale Crews Tackle Unoccupied House Fire

June 25, 2011 Leave a comment
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June 24 – Oakdale firefighters battled a smoky dwelling fire on Friday evening.

Crews were called to the 6200 block of 43rd Street N. around 8 p.m. for a report of smoke coming from the home.

When fire units arrived they reported smoke showing from the front door and eaves of the two-story, split level home.

Firefighters stretched a 1 3/4-inch line from Engine 98 to knock down the fire and a water supply was secured from a hydrant in the front yard. A backup line was stretched to the front door of the home.

Chief Jeff Anderson said the fire was a room and contents fire, contained to a bedroom.

The fire was placed under control in about 15 minutes.

Crews cleared the scene about 10 p.m.

  • Assignment: Engine 98, Ladders 87 and 97

Firefighters Battle House Fire In Linwood

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

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June 22 – Firefighters from the North metro worked to contain a house fire in Linwood Wednesday afternoon.

Linwood Firefighters were dispatched to the 6900 block of 225th Lane around 12:30 p.m. The initial caller reported smoke in the area, a possible dwelling fire.

While responding, Linwood Captain 11 reported a smoke column and requested mutual aid from Wyoming and East Bethel Fire Departments.

Upon arrival Linwood Captain 11 reported the dwelling was well involved.

Crews deployed handlines, set up a drop tank and quickly knocked down the main body of fire. Crews remained on scene to perform extensive overhaul.

Firefighters from East Bethel and Wyoming assisted Linwood with fire suppression and water supply operations.

Twin Cities Fire Wire will update this story when more information is available.

Eagan House Fire Possibly Sparked by Lightning

June 21, 2011 Leave a comment
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June 21 – Officials believe an early-morning house fire in Eagan was caused by lightning. Four of Eagan’s five stations were called to the scene.

Eagan crews were called to 885 Curry Trail at 4:45 for a report of flames from the roof of a dwelling. The 9-1-1 caller, a neighbor, was going to notify the residents of the fire.

Engine 4 and Ladder 2 arrived to find flames showing from the attic of the split-level home.

“Crews did an excellent job with a quick attack of the main body of fire in the attic area,” Chief Mike Scott told Twin Cities Fire Wire. The fire was burning above the living and dining rooms.

The home suffered extensive damage from smoke and water and damage estimates were around $100,000.

“Neighbors reported a loud burst of thunder about an hour before the fire was reported,” Scott said. “One neighbor described the noise as the loudest thunder he had ever heard.” The fire marshal is investigating the cause at this time.

The five residents escaped from the home and no injuries were reported.

  • Assignment: Engines 2, 3, 4, 42, 5, Ladder 2, Rescue 3, Rehab 2 and Chiefs 1, 3 and 5

Lakeville Home Damaged by Two-alarm Fire

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment

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June 16 – A two-alarm fire damaged a Lakeville home on  Thursday.

At 2:49 p.m., Lakeville firefighters were called to 17398 Jaguar Ave. and Chief 3 arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing from a garage attached to a two-story home. A second alarm was called, bringing mutual aid from Apple Valley.

Firefighters from Lakeville Engine 3 entered the home and attacked the flames from the service door.  Engine 2’s crews stretched a back up hoseline and conducted primary search duties, according to Fire Chief Michael Meyer.

The crew of Ladder 4 was assigned to open up the ceiling in the master bedroom and stop the fire from spreading to the attic of the home.  Secondary searches were performed by Rescue 1 and Ladder 1’s crew used the aerial ladder to ventilate the home by opening the skylight above the master bedroom.

Firefighters cleared the scene by 5:30 and investigators remained on scene to determine the cause of the fire. It caused extensive damage to the garage and the second floor bedroom and smoke damage throughout the home.

  • Assignment: Engines 2, 3, 44, Ladders 1 and 4, Rescues 1 and 3, Chiefs 1 and 3, Fire Marshal. Second Alarm: Apple Valley Ladder 1. EMS: Allina ambulance and supervisor.

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.

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.

Early-morning House Fire in Cottage Grove

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June 8 – Firefighters were called to a small house fire in Cottage Grove around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Crews were dispatched to 8351 Hyde Ct. for a report of smoke and flames from the roof of a home.

When police arrived, they reported smoke from the eaves of the one-story home. Fire units found flames and smoke from the rear on their arrival.

The fire started in an electric ventilation fan in the attic.

“The fan was probably running all day because of the high heatand overheated,” Cottage Grove Fire Chief Bob Byerly told Twin Cities Fire Wire.

Firefighters on the roof opened the area around the fan to check for extension. Crews doused the flames with a water extinguisher.

Damage was limited to the attic and roof around the fan.

This fire was a block away from Monday’s house fire on Hyde Avenue.

The units were released about 2 a.m.