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Lake Johanna Firefighters Battle Intense Car Hauler Fire

June 28, 2011 2 comments

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Lake Johanna Fire Dept. Photo

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June 28 – Lake Johanna firefighters battled an intense blaze that burned through several vehicles on a car hauler on Tuesday monring.

Station 1 and 4 crews were called to the scene, on Highway 10, north of Interstate 694 in Arden Hills around 7 a.m.

When he arrived, Chief 1 — Tim Boehlke — found heavy fire showing from the 18-wheel hauler carrying seven vehicles, including cars and pickup trucks.

Ladder 4 arrived and firefighters stretched two hoselines to knock down the bulk of the fire.

Boehlke said crews then used portable ladders to access the vehicles on the second deck of the truck. They doused any hot spots and overhauled the fire.

Engine 4 and Tanker 2 supplied Ladder 4 with water during the firefight and overhaul operations.

The fire started in one of the hauler’s tires and quickly spread to the cargo, Boehlke said. The fire spread to five vehicles.

  • Initial Assignment: Engine 4, Ladder 4, Utility 1, Chief 1. Second Alarm: Engine 2, Tanker 2, Utility 2, Station 3 for standby.

Fire Damages Two Vehicles in Cottage Grove

June 10, 2011 Leave a comment
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June 10 – Cottage Grove police officers used extinguishers and a garden hose to contain a vehicle fire Friday.

Cottage Grove fire units were called to the 6300 block of Homestead Avenue around 12 p.m. for a reported truck fire. The caller reported that two other cars were nearby and it was close to a home.

When police officers arrived they found the engine compartment of the pickup fully involved and it extended to a car parked between the house and truck. Officers used extinguishers and a garden hose to knock down the fire.

Engine 45 arrived they knocked down the fire and overhauled the two vehicles.

Lake Johanna Firefighters Called to Van Fire

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June 3 – Fire crews were called to a stubborn vehicle fire in Shoreview on Friday afternoon.

Just after 3 p.m., Lake Johanna crews were called to Rice Street and Interstate 694 for a reported vehicle fire. They arrived to find smoke showing from a minivan.

As crews deployed the attack hoseline, the rear window failed and flames started leaping from the window. Firefighters deployed two handlines to knock down the stubborn, smokey fire.

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.

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Ham Lake Fights Multiple Vehicles On Fire

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MAY 30 – Ham Lake Fire crews responded to a report of a possible building fire in the 300 block of Bunker Lake Boulevard on Sunday evening.

Ham Lake Chief 2 arrived and reported multiple vehicles on fire in a vehicle salvage yard.

Crews made access to the salvage yard and deployed attack lines to extinguish the fire and perform overhaul operations.

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

Traffic Camera Catches Vehicle Fire, Strut Explosion

April 21, 2011 Leave a comment

April 21 – A MNDOT traffic camera captured firefighters working at the scene of a vehicle fire and shows a volatile explosion of what appears to be a strut shooting from the blazing wreckage.

The fire, on Lexington Avenue at Interstate 694, happened around 8 a.m., according to KMSP-TV.

At 2:50 into the video, what appears to be a strut shoots from the right side of the vehicle, narrowly missing a responder. Seconds later, firefighters are seen on the left side of the video and stretching a handline.

Check out the raw video here.

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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