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Fridley Crews Battle Mobile Home Fire

April 16, 2011 1 comment
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April 16 – Firefighters doused a mobile home fire around 10 p.m. Saturday night.

Firefighters were called to 1079 North Cir. NE. for a reported fire and police officers arrived to find smoke showing from the unit at the Fridley Terrace Mobile Home Park.

Crews stretched handlines from Engine 3 as flames started to erupt from the structure and Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View Fire crews were called on mutual aid.

The fire was knocked down in about 15 minutes.

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

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Video: Blaine Mobile Home Fire Claims 1 Life

April 13, 2011 Leave a comment

April 10 – An early-morning fire that gutted a mobile home claimed the life of a man inside the structure.

Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View firefighters were called to the 9100 block of St. Petersburg Street NE around 2 a.m.

They found the structure fully involved.

Spring Lake Park House Fire Leaves 1 Injured

April 5, 2011 Leave a comment
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April 5 – At least one person was injured in a Spring Lake Park house fire on Tuesday evening.

Around 7:40 p.m., Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View (SBM) firefighters were called to the 1100 block of 80th Avenue NE for a house fire.

Units arrived to find heavy smoke from a one-story dwelling. Chief 7 requested Allina EMS for one victim with unknown fire-related injuries.

Two handlines from Engine 1 were used to knock the fire down.

The fire was placed under control in about 20 minutes.

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.

Fire Contained to Blaine Kitchen

February 20, 2011 Leave a comment

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Firefighters quickly contained a kitchen fire before it spread at a Blaine home on Tuesday night.

Fire crews were called at 11525 Monroe St. Northeast around 7:30 p.m.

Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View (SFDBM) Chief 7 went on scene with smoke showing from the split-level home. Upon investigation, Chief 7 reported a kitchen fire and that the home was evacuated.

Engine 11 arrived and pulled a pre-connect. The crew quickly contained the fire to the kitchen.

Ladder 17 arrived and performed ventilation and overhaul in the fire area.

Additional crews were released shortly after the fire was placed under control.

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Semi Rolls, Catches Fire in Mound View

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

A semi-truck rolled over early Monday, erupting in flames and closing two main thoroughfares in Mounds View.

The truck, hauling french fries, rolled as it exited Highway 10 to Interstate 35W around 1 a.m.

The driver escaped the truck with minor burns.

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