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Firefighters Battle House Fire In Linwood

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

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June 22 – Firefighters from the North metro worked to contain a house fire in Linwood Wednesday afternoon.

Linwood Firefighters were dispatched to the 6900 block of 225th Lane around 12:30 p.m. The initial caller reported smoke in the area, a possible dwelling fire.

While responding, Linwood Captain 11 reported a smoke column and requested mutual aid from Wyoming and East Bethel Fire Departments.

Upon arrival Linwood Captain 11 reported the dwelling was well involved.

Crews deployed handlines, set up a drop tank and quickly knocked down the main body of fire. Crews remained on scene to perform extensive overhaul.

Firefighters from East Bethel and Wyoming assisted Linwood with fire suppression and water supply operations.

Twin Cities Fire Wire will update this story when more information is available.

Tornado Strains Metro Fire Departments

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MAY 22 – Fire crews in the Twin Cities were very busy this evening and will remain busy throughout the night managing the aftermath of today’s tornado.

Tornado damage was extensive on the North Side of Minneapolis and through Fridley this afternoon, toppling trees and destroying buildings.

Minneapolis Fire taxed its resources managing the damage that sliced through a large area of the North Side neighborhoods from the Near North Side to Camden.

In Fridley, damage was reported in the 694 & University area and Northeast from that location including trees down and roofs being blown off structures.

Fridley Fire Department staffed its stations prior to the tornado and activated its EOC immediately after they started receiving reports of damage.

Mutual Aid was started from Columbia Heights,  Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View as well as St. Anthony.

Other fire agencies in the metro were busy with storm related calls including St. Louis Park who fought a dwelling fire in the 3000 Block of Oregon Ave South with the assistance of Hopkins Fire Department.

Twin Cities Fire Wire will update this story when more information is available.

Minneapolis Firefighter Suffers Minor Injuries in Fall from Roof

May 4 – A Minneapolis firefighter suffered minor injuries after falling from a ladder while checking for extension at a fire early Wednesday morning.

Crews were called to a fire at a used car dealership in the 2600 block of West Broadway around 12:15 a.m.

They found several vehicles burning in the lot when they arrived.

Firefighters contained the fire before it spread to the one-story office building, according to Assistant Chief Dave DeWall.

As firefighters were checking for extension, a firefighter began climbing a ground ladder to the roof of the building when it started to slide down the building.

The firefighter fell about 10 feet and rode the ladder most of the way. Video from WCCO-TV shows the firefighter falling.

He walked to the ambulance and North Memorial EMS crews transported him. He was examined at the hospital and he suffered a few cuts and bruises.

“He did not sustain any injuries that kept him from returning to duty. ” DeWall said. He returned to duty before the shift was over.

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.

Brooklyn Park House Fire Called ‘Suspicious’

April 12, 2011 Leave a comment
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April 11 – Officials say that  Monday’s fire that heavily damaged a Brooklyn Park home is suspicious.

Brooklyn Park and West Metro crews were dispatched to 6633 Kentucky Ave. at 9:03 p.m.

The first unit arrived to find the one-story, 1,500-square-foot dwelling well involved in fire. The home was close to the end of a dirt road which was a dead-end.

The first engine arrived and deployed a master stream to the blazing structure and also pulled a line to protect the exposure on the D-side.

Crews encountered water supply issues when they first arrived, because the closest hydrant was over 1,000 feet away, according to Deputy Fire Chief Todd Seitz.

Firefighters focused on protecting the exposures and controlling the heavy volume of fire coming from the structure.

The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes.

The Hennepin County Fire Investigation Team was called to assist with the investigation. Seitz said the fire is suspicious and that officials are looking for a vehicle that left the area prior to the fire being discovered.

Plymouth Engine 21 and Osseo Tanker 11 with Chief 1 covered the city.

  • Assignment: Brooklyn Park Engines 12, 21, 31, 41, Aerial 21, Rescue 31 Chiefs 1, 2, 3, 21 and 31. Mutual aid: West Metro Chief 11 and Aerial 11, Brooklyn Center Engine 3 and Salvage and Maple Grove Aerial 11.

Minnesota State Patrol Car Struck on Interstate 94

April 3, 2011 Leave a comment
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April 2 – Minneapolis firefighters extricated a man after his vehicle rear-ended a Minnesota State Patrol car that was at a traffic stop along Interstate 94 in Minneapolis on Saturday evening.

Around 8 p.m. Engine 20 and Ladder 10 were called to Interstate 94 near 49th Avenue for a vehicle accident requiring extrication. As they left the station, they received updates that a Minnesota State Patrol officer was involved in the crash.

The State Patrol officer was on a traffic stop on Eastbound 94 just south of 49th Avenue when a SUV rear-ended the vehicle. The State Patrol vehicle was pushed forward into the vehicle it had stopped. The striking vehicle went up on the shoulder where the driver was trapped.

The crews from Engine 20 and Ladder 10 extricated the SUV driver, by removing the driver’s door, in about 10 minutes.

The officer and driver of the SUV were both transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Maple Grove Fire Destroys 2 School Buses, Damages Others

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Fire destroyed two school buses and damaged several others at a bus company storage facility on Sunday morning in Maple Grove.

A worker on the premises saw smoke coming from the building and called 9-1-1. A second report was received when the sprinkler system activated. The initial dispatch for Maple Grove Stations 2 and 3 went out at 7:07 a.m. to the Osseo-Brooklyn School Bus Company at 11800 95th Avenue North.

While enroute, Maple Grove Lieutenant 32 reported a column of smoke in the distance and ordered a second box to be struck, along with mutual aid from Osseo. Maple Grove Stations 1 and 4 and Osseo were alerted.

Maple Grove Chief 4 arrived and reported heavy smoke coming from several garage doors of a large commercial building.

The one-story building housed offices, maintenance bays and cold weather storage for close to 100 buses, according to Maple Grove Fire Chief Scott Anderson.

The building had two sprinkler systems. A dry system in the cold storage area and a wet system in the administrative and maintenance areas.

First-due Engine 31 connected to the sprinkler system.

Chief 4 was the incident commander, Chief 1 assumed safety and Maple Grove Captain 21, with Osseo Chief 1 took the role of operations.

Crews from Engine 21 and Osseo Tanker 11 used thermal imaging cameras to find the fire. “Heavy smoke had filled the cold storage area creating a maze through the buses, which were parked in lines four or five deep with 20 lines of these buses,” Anderson said. They were parked bumper to bumper, which further hampered their efforts.

They found two buses on fire and while the flames were held by the sprinkler system, the fire continued to burn inside the buses, unaffected by the sprinklers.

Crews stretched 1 3/4-inch hoselines, flowing Class A foam, into the structure and knocked down the fire. Crews opened the overhead doors for ventilation.

“The buses were each plugged in to electrical power for supplemental heaters for the engines,” according to Anderson. “A malfunction of one of these heaters is suspected.”

The fire gutted two buses and several others suffered heat and smoke damage.

Crews from Maple Grove Station 5 covered the city while crews operated at the incident.

  • Assignment: Engines 11, 21, 31 and 41 Ladder 21, Tower 41, Tanker 21, Utility 23, Rescue 41, Chiefs 1 and 4. Mutual aid: Osseo Tanker 11 and Chief 1 and North Memorial EMS