A western Minnesota town is rallying behind a veterinarian after she lost nearly everything in a fire. Back in June, a fire destroyed the Appleton Veterinary Clinic. A puppy was trapped inside and also died. Veterinarian Rachel Bakeberg also lost thousands of dollars in medical equipment.
A 27-year-old man was charged Monday with two counts of arson in connection with a fire set at a St. Paul church. Gregory Louis Knox, of St. Paul, is accused of starting a fire at Saint Mark Lutheran Church at 550 West 7th Street on the morning of Dec. 12. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, investigators say two fires were set in the church: one in a break room garbage can, and another in the file cabinet in the pastor’s office.
A Golden Valley firefighter is recovering from minor injuries after responding to a fire that destroyed a home. The flames ignited around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Parkview Terrace in Golden Valley. Crews remained on scene for several hours putting out the flames and preventing flare-ups.
A fire burned through a two-story house in Chaska, charring the upstairs black and shooting flames above the roof.
The two victims who died in a mobile home fire in Northern Minnesota Saturday have been identified as April Saunders, 23, and her brother Markus Saunders, 21, both of Cohasset, Minnesota.
Authorities in northern Minnesota say a man and a woman are dead after a mobile home fire in rural Deer River. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says the fire was reported to his office at 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
A fire has destroyed two cabins at a Crosslake resort.
Three people were injured after a fire in Hibbing Thursday afternoon. According to fire officials, the fire broke out in an apartment building around 2:30 p.m.
Crews in Eden Prairie spent this chilly Thanksgiving putting out a fire. The fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a duplex on Belvedere Drive and Pioneer Trail. It destroyed the left side of the duplex.
Fire destroyed a home in Rogers Wednesday night, but spared the business next door. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and 129th Avenue North, and engulfed the house.
Minnesota safety officials say the holiday season can be a deadly time for home fires. Last year, November and December were the deadliest months of 2013 with 14 fire deaths in Minnesota.
An investigation is underway in St. Cloud after a fire sent three people to the hospital. The fire happened around 5 p.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of 1st Street North.
A Fridley kitchen fire caused about $2,000 in property damage Thursday before being put out by a stovetop extinguisher.
The Minneapolis arson squad is investigating five fires started in cars or garages on the city’s south side since late last month.
Firefighters in La Crosse have contained a blaze that erupted from an explosion at a fuels plant. Officials say the explosion and fire erupted in an above-ground tank containing an unknown amount of diesel fuel and asphalt at Midwest Fuels Wednesday about 7 a.m.