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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.

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Fire Damages Centerville Home

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

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This story was updated on Friday morning.

April 14 – Centennial Fire crews made a quick knock down at a dwelling fire located in Centerville Thursday afternoon.

The initial call, at 11:56 a.m., came from a neighbor who reported smoke coming from the back of a home in the 1900 block of Robin Lane S.

When firefighters arrived at the one-story modular home, they had heavy fire showing from a crawl space and a hole in the back of the home, Chief Jerry Streich told Twin Cities Fire Wire.

There are no hydrants in the area, so tankers were requested to the scene.

Crews deployed handlines and quickly extinguished the fire.

Streich said crews performed extensive overhaul of the structure and snuffed several spot fires in the attic and underside of the structure.

The home was unoccupied and undergoing renovations for a new owner.

Streich said the fire was accidental. He said “a high wattage halogen lamp left in the ‘on’ position was the likely cause of this fire. ”

Mutual aid was received from  Forest Lake, Hugo, and Lexington fire crews.

Crews Contain Vehicle Fire In Blaine Barn

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment
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March 29 – We have an update from yesterday’s reported barn fire in Blaine.

Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View (SBM) crews were called to 12224 Sunset Ave. at 12:29 p.m. The Anoka County auto-aid program called for additional resources from Centennial and Lexington.

Centennial Chief 4 arrived at 12:34 and reported a smoke showing from the eves on the D-side of a 1 1/2-story, 40-by-70-foot pole barn.  He assumed command and passed it to SBM Chief 3 on arrival, who called for an offensive attack.

SBM Operations Chief Garrett Parten said the barn was at the end of a 450-foot driveway in an non-hydranted area. It contained several vehicles, including a camper and boat.

SBM Tanker 3 and a Centennial Engine were positioned for water supply and to provide relay pumping from the the street. Engine 11 laid a five-inch supply line to the scene. Crews prepared dump tanks for water suppy.

Engine 8’s crews deployed a 2 1/2-inch attack line to the A-side of the building.

“Smoke in the initial room inside the door was banked to within three feet of the floor,” Parten told Twin Cities Fire Wire.  “As the crew entered through another door into the main storage area, they encountered a vehicle fire.”

The fire was knocked down and ventilation operations commenced. The fire was under control at 12:53 p.m.

An additional tanker from Ham Lake was requested, but cancelled after the fire was extinguished.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • Assignment: SBM Engine 11, 2, 8, Ladder 12, Tanker 3, Command Vehicle 1, Chiefs 3 and 6. Auto-aid: Centennial Engine 11, Tanker 1, Chiefs 1 and 4, Lexington Engine 1

Barn Fire in Blaine

March 30, 2011 1 comment
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March 29 – Firefighters from the North Metro were called to a reported barn fire in Blaine on Tuesday afternoon.

Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View fire crews, along with auto-aid, were dispatched to the 12200 block of Sunset Avenue about 1 p.m. Centennial Chief 4 went on scene with smoke showing from a 1 1/2-story pole barn.

Shortly after arrival, he reported an explosion from the structure.

Tankers from Centennial, Ham Lake and Lexington were brought in because of the lack of hydrants.

The fire was contained within 15 minutes.

TwinCitiesFireWire.com will update the story when more information is available.

Update: Circle Pines Explosion and Fire

December 11, 2010 Leave a comment

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Twin Cities Fire Wire has an update on Friday’s house explosion and fire in Circle Pines.

The explosion at 12 Circle Dr. was triggered by a gas leak. The blast leveled the one-story home around 1:15 p.m. and damaged a second home.

KSTP is reporting that the explosion was triggered by a gas leak.

Two people have been interviewed about the cause of the fire, Centennial Fire Chief Streich told Twin Cities Fire Wire.

Centennial Engine 11 was first-due and used their deck gun to make the initial attack. Engine 11’s crew deployed large diameter hoselines to protect the home to the east.

The fire was under in 15 minutes, according Streich.

He said “the home to the east sustained damage to its windows and siding due to both the deflagration and the flames.”

Mutual aid was received from the Lexington Fire Department and Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department.

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Explosion, Fire Levels Circle Pines Home

December 10, 2010 1 comment

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An early-afternoon explosion and fire destroyed a Circle Pines home Friday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to 14 Circle Dr. about 1:15 for a report of an explosion. Responding crews reported a large column of smoke from a distance.

When units arrived, they found the one-story home fully involved. Crews used hoselines to protect exposures and master streams to contain the fire.

The fire was knocked down in about 30 minutes.

Initial reports were that the home was vacant.

Units from Lexington Fire Department, Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department and other departments assisted Centennial Firefighters.