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Video Shows First-due Operations at Maplewood House Fire

May 1 – We’ve found this video that shows the first-due operations of Maplewood Engine 3 at Sunday’s house fire on Sherren Avenue. Maplewood crews, with auto-aid from Little Canada and North St. Paul, were called to the scene just after 7 p.m.

It appears that this video starts moments after Maplewood Engine 3 arrived and shows crews deploying a 2 1/2-inch hoseline that was used to knockdown the heavy volume of fire on the exterior of the home. You also crew crews establishing water supply and deploying the 1 1/2-inch line that was stretched to the interior of the home.

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Updated: Mutual Aid Called to Maplewood Blaze

May 2, 2011 1 comment
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This story was updated on Monday morning with additional details, photos and a video.

May 1 – Fire crews from the North metro were called to a house fire in Maplewood on Sunday evening.

Fire crews were dispatched to 1475 Sherren Ave. — which runs parallel to Highway 36 — around 7:15 p.m. Automatic aid policies also brought one engine from Little Canada and one engine from North St. Paul.

Maplewood Engine 3 arrived to find heavy fire and black smoke from the C/D-corner of the one-story home. The crew quickly deployed a 2 1 /2-inch hoseline to knock down the fire on the exterior. Maplewood Fire Chief Steve Lukin said the dense black smoke came from the porch and exterior of the home.

“The fire broke through two windows in the kitchen,” Lukin told Twin Cities Fire Wire.

A 1 1/2-inch hoseline was deployed to the interior of the home and it was held to the kitchen. The interior of the home suffered smoke damage.

The fire was placed under control in about 20 minutes.

Lakeview EMS was on scene for standby, but no injuries were reported.

Lukin said the fire started near the porch on the C-side of the home, but the exact cause is still under investigation.

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.

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