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Garage Roof Collapses in Inver Grove Heights

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment
Inver Grove Heights Fire, Garage Collapse, Minnesota

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March 8 – Fire crews were called to a reported garage collapse in the 2000 block of 67 Street East in Inver Grove Heights about 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Units found that the roof of the two-car garage collapsed into the structure. Firefighters secured the utilities and surveyed the structure before returning to service.

  • Assignment: Engine 33, Chiefs 1 and 2

Rosemount Home a ‘Total Loss’

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

March 8 – Three departments battled a house fire in Rosemount early this morning.

Units were called to 12232 Akron Ave. after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a passerby reporting a home in the woods that was on fire, according to the Extra Alarm Association’s Facebook page. Firefighters from Inver Grove Heights and Eagan were called to assist.

When police and fire units arrived, the home was fully involved. KSTP-TV reported that the male occupant escaped the home.

TwinCitiesFireWire.com will update the story when additional details are available.

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Fire Damages Inver Grove Heights Apartment

February 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Responders evacuated several residents when fire broke out at an Inver Grove Heights Apartment complex on Monday.

Crews were called to the Bridgewood Apartments at 3122 East 65th St. at 12:38 p.m. and when police arrived, they found heavy smoke on the third floor hallway.

Chief 1 arrived and directed Ladder 13’s crew to the fire apartment where they contained the fire to the kitchen. Police officers worked to evacuate residents from the building.

South Metro fire was called to the scene and operated to find fire extension and perform overhaul.

Chief Judy Thill said the fire was contained to the kitchen of the apartment. She said light smoke damaged the hallway and that no injuries were reported.

Thirty-five firefighters responded to the scene and Eagan Fire covered Inver Grove Heights stations during the incident.

Tractor Trailer Crash Traps Driver in Inver Grove Heights

January 11, 2011 Leave a comment

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Inver Grove Heights Tractor Trailer Crash

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Inver Grove Heights Motor Vehicle Accident

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Inver Grove Heights crews freed a person who was trapped after a head-on collision involving a tractor trailer Monday afternoon.

Firefighters and medics from HealthEast were dispatched to a head-on collision on Robert Trail (Highway 3) at 80th Street at 1:30 p.m. As units went enroute, they were advised that a tractor trailer collided with a vehicle.

Chief 1 found the accident about a mile south of the intersection at a sharp curve. A steady snowfall since morning left the roads filled with slush and slippery.

The force of the collision spun the four-dour SUV around and pinned the female driver.

Firefighters from Inver Grove Heights Rescue 10 and Engine 11 worked for 10 minutes with the cutters and spreaders to free her, according to Fire Chief Judy Thill.

She was packaged and transported by HealthEast to Regions Hospital with leg and arm injuries. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

  • Assignment: Inver Grove Heights Rescue 10, Engine 11, Chiefs 1 and 2 and HealthEast ambulance
  • Fire Damages Barn in Inver Grove Heights

    January 10, 2011 Leave a comment

    An Inver Grove Heights barn suffered moderate damage after a fire on Friday afternoon.

    Inver Grove Heights fire units were called to 11044 Courthouse Blvd. East at 3:11 p.m. for a pole barn on fire. A tender from Rosemount was called due to the location of the structure.

    When units arrived, they found smoke coming from the one-story pole barn, measuring about 40 feet by 80 feet. The barn was more than 1,000 feet off the roadway.

    Chief Judy Thill said crews were lucky. “Fortunately there was a hydrant about 400 feet from pole barn.”

    Crews droppedĀ a large diameter hoseline from that hydrant for their water supply as they deployed handlines into the structure.

    Thill said the barn was used for storage and housed several vehicles. Smoke from the fire caused damage to the entire structure.

    The Dakota County Fire Investigation Team ruled the fire accident, according to Thill. It started near the wood burner.

    Mendota Heights Ladder 10 was called to cover Inver Grove Heights during the fire. During that time, they ran a cardiac arrest.

    The last units left the scene about 7:30 p.m.

    Assignment: Inver Grove Heights Engines 11 and 33, Ladder 13, Tenders 14 and 36, Rescue 10, Eagan Engine 4 and a Rosemount Tender.