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Smoke Alarm Alerts Prior Lake Residents to Fire

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

A Prior Lake family escaped their home after a fire was discovered shortly after midnight Friday.

Firefighters were called to the 4100 block of Grainwood Circle Northeast about 12:30 a.m.

Prior Lake Chief John Hartman told KARE-TV that “the fire appears to have started in the garage, then jumped to the back of the house.”

According to the Prior Lake American, the occupants were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms.

Mutual aid was received from Mdewakanton Emergency Services, Savage and Shakopee.

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Photos from Mystic Lake Casino Fire

January 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo

Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo

Twin Cities Fire Wire Photo

These photos were submitted to Twin Cities Fire Wire from Thursday’s fire at Mystic Lake Casino.

The fire started when construction crews were working on a remodeling project about 9:30 a.m. The fire spread along the roof and crews worked feverishly to open up areas of the roof to check for fire extension.

The casino was evacuated and no injuries were were reported.

Fire Damages Building at Mystic Lake Casino

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

A fire that broke out when construction crews were remodeling the Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake is now under control.

Firefighters were called about 9:45 a.m. for a fire in an area of the casino that’s under construction. that’s reported to be adjacent to entrance two.

Shortly after crews arrived, fire was burning through the roof. Firefighters were forced to evacuate guests from the structure.

A witness told Twin Cities Fire wire that she saw “a lot of smoke and flames licking from the roof.” She said a dozen patrons were outside, watching fire crews.

At least two aerial ladders were set up to the structure and crews on the roof reported heavy fire. “There are several firefighters climbing up to the roof from the ground. They are carrying tools,” the witness said.

About 10:10, crews reported that they had a dead hydrant and were looking for a new water supply source.

Command reported that the fire was under control about 10:20 a.m.

Firefighters from Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee were called to assist Mdewakanton Emergency Services. Allina EMS was called to standby at the scene.

TwinCitiesFireWire.com will update this story as more information becomes available.