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Blast Blows Brooklyn Park Duplex Apart

June 1 – An explosion caused extensive damage to a Brooklyn Park duplex on Wednesday.

Around 1:45 p.m. fire crews from Brooklyn Park, with auto aid from Osseo, were called to 7505 Kentucky Ave. for a reported explosion.

Fire units arrived to find that the walls two sides of the home were blown out. Photos from KSTP-TV show the extent of the damage.

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

Update: Two Injured in Fridley Chemical Explosion

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May 10 – We have an update on today’s explosion at a Fridley business.

Fire crews were called to Spec Plating, at 160 83rd Ave. NE, for a reported chemical explosion with injuries at at 11:07 a.m.

Fridley Fire Chief John Berg told Twin Cities Fire Wire that the chemicals, Phosphoric Acid and Nitric Acid, “were violently released from a container after a reaction of unknown origin.”

More than 70 employees were evacuated from the building.

Fridley Aerial 2 entered the building with PH paper to determine the extent of the contamination.

Engine 3 and Rescue 3 set up a decontamination area. Using hydrant water, they decontaminated three workers who came in contact with the chemicals.

Two of those workers were transported to area hospitals by Allina EMS.

Berg said that emergency officials released the building back to the company at 12:30 p.m. and they company was responsible for cleaning up the spill.

Columbia Heights firefighters covered Fridley Station 1 until they were requested to a house fire in Blaine. New Brighton crews were then called to cover Fridley Station 1.

  • Assignment: Fridley Engine 3, Aerial 2, Rescue 1, 2 and 3

Breaking: Explosion at Fridley Building

May 10, 2011 1 comment
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May 10 – Fire and EMS crews are at the scene of an explosion in a Fridley industrial park late Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to 160 83rd Ave. NE around 11:15 a.m. As police officers arrived, they reported a strong chemical odor from the one-story building.

Dozens of people were standing outside of the building when Twin Cities Fire Wire arrived.

It appeared that crews were performing decontamination in at least one area and several ambulances were on scene.

There didn’t appear to be any damage to the exterior of the building.

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

Spec Plating at 160 83 Ave. NE