It’s a winter household hazard that can be tough for the eye to see, and if you miss it, it can be costly or even deadly. Now’s the time to prevent it. Clogged chimneys can cause fires this time of year. A family in Hudson, Wis., had one just last night, as build-up in the chimney was the impetus. Luckily, as smoke poured into the room, they got out.
A fire ripped through a second-floor apartment above a popular coffee shop in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood Friday afternoon. The Minneapolis Fire Department says it started in an apartment above Espresso Royale on 411 14th Street Southeast, near the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus, sometime around 12:30 p.m. “I was lying in my bed when I saw smoke come out,” said Phoebe Gulling, a University of Minnesota student. “I looked outside and saw fire coming out of the building.”
The fire hall that served as a command center during a massive forest fire in northwestern Wisconsin has been destroyed in a blaze that also burned six fire trucks. Town of Gordon Fire Chief Mike Chmielecki says the fire hall is a total loss. Chmielecki says there were several explosions inside the hall as it burned Thursday, which he says likely came from the truck equipment. No one was injured in the fire. WDIO-TV reports five agencies worked to extinguish the fire which also destroyed the volunteer firefighters’ gear.
Fire officials said they’re still uncertain what caused the Tuesday afternoon explosion in a Lyn-Lake home that shook the neighborhood. No one was hurt in the blaze. The Minneapolis Arson Unit said the fire originated in the living room in the center of the second unit on the first floor of the four-plex. However, the cause of the fire is “undetermined.”
The Red Cross is helping a family in Cottage Grove Saturday morning after fire ripped through a home. The blaze took place at midnight in the 6600 block of Ideal Avenue South.
The owner of Coachman Supper Club in Baldwin, Wis., is in the hospital with smoke inhalation-related injuries after a fire was reported at his business, according to authorities. Authorities are investigating why the supper club at 795 Energy Street was on fire around 11:53 p.m. on Tuesday.
A house fire on the 4600 block of Minnehaha Avenue Friday night turned fatal. Firefighters were able to pull the victim and a pet from the home, but the individual died at the scene.
A warehouse fire in southeastern Minnesota didn’t just destroy property, it destroyed memories. Two warehouses went up in flames in Hollandale Monday afternoon, and one of them stored dozens of valuable antique cars.
A boathouse on Christmas Lake caught fire just before 8 a.m. Friday morning. The boat was discovered ablaze on the 5900 block of Ridge Road in Shoreview, and it was actually on land when it went up in flames.
Willmar police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects who allegedly burned two American flags on June 1 near downtown Willmar.
The Minneapolis Arson Squad is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who allegedly left the scene of a fire on Sunday morning on East Lake Street.
An Edina home filled with what neighbors call art “treasures” burned down this afternoon.
Two people are dead Saturday morning after a house fire at a Minnetonka home. The two-alarm fire started around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, on Westwood Road.
One is dead after an early Saturday morning house fire in St. Cloud, authorities say.
Two Minneapolis firefighters received the Distinguished Service Medal on Friday for saving two lives from a duplex fire last year.