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Updated: Lexington Crews Fight Overnight Fire

June 13, 2011 Leave a comment

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June 13 – Lexington crews were called to a reported dwelling fire in the 8800 block of Lexington Avenue overnight.

While enroute, dispatchers advised police had arrived  and reported flames visible on the second floor.

Prior to arrival, Lexington command requested mutual aid from Centennial Fire and Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire(SBM)

Crews deployed handlines and quickly knocked down the fire.

Assignment: Lexington Engine 1, Centennial Engine 11, SBM Engine 4 and Allina EMS.

KSTP-TV reports that 2 occupants were able to escape the fire without injury.  Video from KSTP-TV shows early fire conditions.

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

Head-on Crash In Blaine

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June 9 – Crews were called to a reported head-on collision at the intersection of 126th Avenue and Buchanan Street in Blaine Thursday evening.

Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View Fire Department (SBM) Captain 31 went on scene and reported a two vehicle head-on collision with airbag deployment, and that he would be checking for injuries.

SBM Chief 5, along with Engine 5 and Ladder 17, arrived shortly after and assisted evaluating the vehicle occupants prior to the arrival of Allina Medics.

SBM crews also mitigated fluid hazards caused by the accident.

Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Crews Tackle Dwelling Fire In Blaine

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MAY 27 – Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Crews along with Anoka County Auto Aid departments responded to a dwelling fire in the 600 block of 129th lane NE in Blaine.

There was extensive damage to the single family home requiring significant overhaul.

Auto Aid brought crews from Ham Lake, Coon Rapids and Centennial Fire Departments to the scene.

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.

Fridley Natural Gas Leak Causes Evacuations

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MAY 19 – Fridley Fire Department crews responded to a six inch gas line leak that was ruptured by contractors operating a backhoe.  The incident in the area of  58th Avenue and 2 1/2 street today caused a neighborhood to be evacuated.

Fridley Fire crews were called to the area for a natural gas leak.  First arriving crews determined that the line was six inches in diameter and started an immediate evacuation of the area with Fridley Police.

Fridley Engine 3 laid a 4 inch supply line and a pre-connect line for safety.

Mutual Aid was started from Columbia Heights, Brooklyn Center, Saint Anthony and Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View to cover stations and assist at the scene.

Fridley Chief 1 reported at 3:30pm today that the gas leak had been secured.

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

Mounds View Dwelling Fire Quickly Contained

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

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April 25 – Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View (SBM) Fire crews were called to a laundry room fire in a single family dwelling on Monday morning.

Police officers were the first to arrive and reported smoke showing from the dwelling located on the 5200 block of Long Lake Road in Mounds View.

SBM Chief 5 arrived and confirmed smoke showing and assigned crews to an offensive strategy.

The crew of SBM Engine 1 stretched a 1 3/4-inch line through the front door of the structure and quickly brought to the fire under control.  SBM Ladder 17  Fridley Engine 3 began ventilation and overhaul.

A nearby water supply was established, but it was not needed.

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

Aggressive Attack On Attached Garage Fire Saves Blaine Residence

April 7, 2011 Leave a comment

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April 7
Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View (SBM) Fire crews with auto aid from Ham Lake and Centennial Fire Departments were dispatched to an attached garage fire at approximately 2:30 today on the 13000 Block of Owatonna Street NE.

SBM Chief 5 was first on scene and reported a fully involved attached garage fire and that crews would be taking an offensive strategy.

SBM Engine 11 arrived shortly after Chief 5 and deployed a pre-connect to the garage and  quickly knocked down the body of fire.  SBM crews stretched a 2nd pre-connect to prevent the spread of fire into the residence.

SBM crews along with Centennial Ladder 21 and Ham Lake Engine 1 remained on scene to perform extensive overhaul on the structure.