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Blast Blows Brooklyn Park Duplex Apart

June 1 – An explosion caused extensive damage to a Brooklyn Park duplex on Wednesday.

Around 1:45 p.m. fire crews from Brooklyn Park, with auto aid from Osseo, were called to 7505 Kentucky Ave. for a reported explosion.

Fire units arrived to find that the walls two sides of the home were blown out. Photos from KSTP-TV show the extent of the damage.

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

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Brooklyn Park Garage Fire Held Before Spreading

May 26 – Firefighters kept a raging garage fire from spreading to an attached home in Brooklyn Park on Thursday.

Fire crews were called to 8008 Camden Ave. at 9:20 p.m. While enroute, Captain 31 called a second alarm due visible flames and smoke.

Captain 31 arrived to fire a two car, wood-frame garage fully engulfed and threatening the attached home. A van was also burning in the driveway.

Deputy Fire Chief Todd Seitz said that crews from the first arriving engine pulled a crosslay to protect the exposures. A 2 1/2-inch line, connected to a Blitzfire, was deployed to tame the garage fire.

The fire was contained to the garage and Seitz said the home only suffered smoke damage.

The attic was filled with cellulose insulation and Maple Grove was called to help remove it.

Seitz said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is believed to have started in the van.

  • Assignment: Brooklyn Park: Engines 11, 21, 41, Rescues 11 and 31 Chiefs 1 and 21, Captains 31, 34 and 41. Mutual aid: Brooklyn Center engine and salvage, Coon Rapids engine, Fridley Aerial. Osseo Tanker 11 covered Brooklyn Park.

Click here for photos from MNSun.com.

Update: Officials Investigate Maple Grove Home Explosion

April 16, 2011 Leave a comment

April 16 – We have an update on the explosion and fire that destroyed a home in Maple Grove earlier today.

Units were dispatched to 94th Avenue and Saratgoa Lane around 7:15 a.m. Maple Grove stations 2 and 3, along with an engine from Osseo was alerted.

Chief 1 and Captain 31 arrived to find the wall on side-C blown out of the one-story home. Chief 1, Scott Anderson, said that the roof was sagging and flames were visible in the interior and through the roof of the structure.

Maple Grove Engine 31 laid a supply line and crews deployed a pre-connected Blitzfire to protect the neighboring homes. Crews also put 1 3/4-inch hoselines with Class A foam into operations.

Osseo Tanker 11 secured a second water supply at a nearby hydrant and additional hoselines were deployed to the C-side of the home.

Anderson said trees surrounding the property hampered the initial set up of Maple Grove Ladder 21, but once it was positioned, Osseo Tanker 11 supplied the ladder pipe operation.

The fire was knocked down and the adjoining home suffered very little damage. The initial home was destroyed by the blast and fire.

He believes it to be the result of a gas leak, but crews from the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s office, Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety and the Hennepin County Investigation team are on scene to investigate.

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.

Video: Brooklyn Park Garage Fire

April 5, 2011 Leave a comment

We found a video of the March 29 fire that destroyed a garage in Brooklyn Park.

Several West metro fire crews were called to the fire at 7616 69th Ave. at 8:24 p.m.

Firefighters Hold Blaze to Brooklyn Park Garage

March 31, 2011 1 comment
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March 29 – An update on Monday’s garage fire in Brooklyn Park.

Fire crews were called to 7616 69th Ave. at 8:24 p.m.

When he arrived first, Brooklyn Park Deputy Chief Todd Seitz said fire was coming through the roof of the 30-by-60-foot garage.

“Fire was threatening a four-plex building within feet of the garage, Seitz said. He said crews worked to protect the exposures and knock down the heavy fire.

The first engine secured a water supply and placed it’s deck gun into operation. The next crew deployed a master stream to protect the exposure.

Once the fire was knocked down, crews entered the buildng and performed overhaul.

Seitz said crews faced several challenges, including electric lines and also propane tanks and other contents in the garage.

The fire gutted the garage and several nearby vehicles. The fire caused about $50,000 in damage.

Plymouth Engine 21 and Captain 21 covered Brooklyn Park while crews were at the scene.

  • Assignment: Brooklyn Park Engines 12, 32, 41, Aerial 21, Rescue 13, Captain 33 and Chiefs 2 and 31. Mutual Aid: Brooklyn Center Engine 3, Salvage 1 and Chief 2, Maple Grove Tower 11, Osseo Tanker 11, Utility 11 and Chief 1, West Metro Aerial 11 and Chief 11.
  • Mutual Aid Responds to Brooklyn Park Fire

    March 30, 2011 Leave a comment

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    March 29 – Several fire departments battled what appears to be a garage fire in Brooklyn Park on Tuesday evening.

    Crews were called to the 7600 block of 69th Avenue just before 9 p.m.

    Units from Maple Grove, Osseo, Plymouth and West Metro were called to assist Brooklyn Park crews.

    Firefighters worked to protect nearby residential buildings.

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