Archive

Archive for the ‘Lake Johanna Fire Department’ Category

Lake Johanna Firefighters Battle Intense Car Hauler Fire

June 28, 2011 2 comments

Lake Johanna Fire Dept. Photo

Lake Johanna Fire Dept. Photo

Lake Johanna Fire Dept. Photo

Lake Johanna Fire Dept. Photo

Lake Johanna Fire Dept. Photo

Lake Johanna Fire Dept. Photo

Lake Johanna Fire Dept. Photo

Lake Johanna Fire Dept. Photo

Lake Johanna Fire Dept. Photo

June 28 – Lake Johanna firefighters battled an intense blaze that burned through several vehicles on a car hauler on Tuesday monring.

Station 1 and 4 crews were called to the scene, on Highway 10, north of Interstate 694 in Arden Hills around 7 a.m.

When he arrived, Chief 1 — Tim Boehlke — found heavy fire showing from the 18-wheel hauler carrying seven vehicles, including cars and pickup trucks.

Ladder 4 arrived and firefighters stretched two hoselines to knock down the bulk of the fire.

Boehlke said crews then used portable ladders to access the vehicles on the second deck of the truck. They doused any hot spots and overhauled the fire.

Engine 4 and Tanker 2 supplied Ladder 4 with water during the firefight and overhaul operations.

The fire started in one of the hauler’s tires and quickly spread to the cargo, Boehlke said. The fire spread to five vehicles.

  • Initial Assignment: Engine 4, Ladder 4, Utility 1, Chief 1. Second Alarm: Engine 2, Tanker 2, Utility 2, Station 3 for standby.
Advertisements

Lake Johanna Firefighters Called to Van Fire

Shoreview Car Fire, Minnesota Firefighters, Interstate 694

MN DOT Traffic Camera Photos

June 3 – Fire crews were called to a stubborn vehicle fire in Shoreview on Friday afternoon.

Just after 3 p.m., Lake Johanna crews were called to Rice Street and Interstate 694 for a reported vehicle fire. They arrived to find smoke showing from a minivan.

As crews deployed the attack hoseline, the rear window failed and flames started leaping from the window. Firefighters deployed two handlines to knock down the stubborn, smokey fire.

Crews Contain Roseville Dwelling Fire

March 23, 2011 Leave a comment
Roseville firefighter, Roseville, Minnesota, House Fire, Roseville Fire Minnesota

Roseville Fire Dept. Photo

Roseville firefighter, Roseville, Minnesota, House Fire, Roseville Fire Minnesota

Roseville Fire Dept. Photo

March 20 – Fire damaged a Roseville home on Sunday afternoon.

Roseville fire crews were dispatched to the 2200 block of Bossard Drive on a report of smoke inside a dwelling.

Upon arrival of the initial assignment, crews confirmed a working fire on the second floor of a two-story split level home.  Additional resources, including auto aid, were requested as crews began an initial attack on the fire.

The resident met firefighters, saying that house was clear of any occupants. He had just returned to the house to find smoke inside the home.

A quick knockdown was made by the initial crews with additional companies assisting with a backup handline, ventilation, overhaul and salvage operations.

  • Assignment: Roseville Engines 11, 31, 32, Ladder 38, Rescue 16, Medics 3, 4, 5 Chiefs 1 and 5 and Inspector 1, Lake Johanna Ladder 4, Chief 1.

Fire Destroys Vacant Home in Vadnais Heights

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Firefighters found a vacant home fully involved on arrival in Vadnais Heights early on Thursday morning.

Assistant Chief Tim Birr said that when he arrived around 1:20 a.m., “fire was coming through the roof in the main part
of the home and the garage area.” The 2 1/2-story home with attached garage, in the 200 block of Meadowood Lane, was in foreclosure and vacant.

Vadnais Height Ladder 11 and Lake Johanna Engine 2, on automatic aid, arrived at the same time an initiated a defensive attack. Crews secured a hydrant in front of the home
positioned handlines to stop the fire spread on either side of the home.

“The fire was impinging on both of the neighboring homes,” Birr told TwinCitiesFireWire.com.

Firefighters set up Ladder 11’s aerial ladder for a master stream operation to knock down the fire.

Birr said the fire was knocked down in about 25 minutes.

Additional mutual aid was received from White Bear Lake and Little Canada. The weather was a factor in calling for additional resources,” according to Birr.

No injuries were reported. About 35 firefighters staffing nine units responded to the fire and units cleared the scene by 5 a.m.

Related Stories:

Garage Fire in Shoreview

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Firefighters from Lake Johanna and Roseville held an early-evening garage fire to the attached garage in Shoreview Monday night.

Crews were dispatched to 669 Gramsie Rd. at 7:10 p.m.

They found a fire in the attached garage.

  • Assignment: Lake Johanna Engines 2, 3, 4, Ladders 3 and 4, Rescue 2, Utility 4, Chiefs 1 and 3. Auto Aid from Roseville: Engine 31, Chief 3 and 6.