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Occupants Safe After Car Enters Water in Forest Lake

February 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Several East Metro agencies were called to a lake in Forest Lake on Sunday after a vehicle went through the ice.

Forest Lake crews were called out about 3 p.m.

“The fire chief says two people were inside the car, but they managed to get out before crews got to the scene,” according to KSTP-TV.

White Bear Lake Fire and the Washington County Dive Team were called to assist Forest Lake crews.

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Fire Consumes Hugo Home

January 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Jeremy R. Miller Photo

A number of fire departments are on the scene of a dwelling fire in Hugo Sunday night.

The fire was reported about 7:30 p.m. at 8745 136th St. Ct. North.

Units are working in defensive mode using ladder pipes and hoselines to contain the fire.

A witness told Twin Cities Fire Wire that he could see the flames from a mile away.

A tanker relay is in operation to get water to the scene.

Mutual aid is on the scene from Centennial, Forest Lake, Stillwater and White Bear Lake.

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

Fire Destroys Vacant Home in Vadnais Heights

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Firefighters found a vacant home fully involved on arrival in Vadnais Heights early on Thursday morning.

Assistant Chief Tim Birr said that when he arrived around 1:20 a.m., “fire was coming through the roof in the main part
of the home and the garage area.” The 2 1/2-story home with attached garage, in the 200 block of Meadowood Lane, was in foreclosure and vacant.

Vadnais Height Ladder 11 and Lake Johanna Engine 2, on automatic aid, arrived at the same time an initiated a defensive attack. Crews secured a hydrant in front of the home
positioned handlines to stop the fire spread on either side of the home.

“The fire was impinging on both of the neighboring homes,” Birr told TwinCitiesFireWire.com.

Firefighters set up Ladder 11’s aerial ladder for a master stream operation to knock down the fire.

Birr said the fire was knocked down in about 25 minutes.

Additional mutual aid was received from White Bear Lake and Little Canada. The weather was a factor in calling for additional resources,” according to Birr.

No injuries were reported. About 35 firefighters staffing nine units responded to the fire and units cleared the scene by 5 a.m.

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