Dozens of firefighters from six agencies battled a blaze at a manufacturer in Crow Wing County. Fire officials say an early concern about the fire at Cross-Tech Manufacturing were propane tanks and other chemicals used in production of hydraulic rotary brush cutters. Firefighters from Crosslake, Fifty Lakes, Mission, Ideal and Pequot Lakes fought the fire
No one was hurt after fire broke out at a single-home residence Thursday night in 44000 block of Hillside Court in St. Peter, Minn., LeSueur County Sheriff’s Office reports.
A Plymouth couple were taken to the hospital as a precaution after a late night fire. The fire happened around 11:30 p.m. at their home in the 100 block of Trenton Lane.
The community came together Saturday to remember the five children who died when their house caught fire on Valentine’s Day. The funeral for 8-year-old Christopher, 6-year-old Mary, 4-year-old Fannie, 3-year-old Troy and 18-month-old Gwendolyn took place at Shiloh Temple in Minneapolis.
Authorities said a 50-year-old woman who was rescued from a fire in southern Minnesota on Thursday later died from her injuries. The Brown County Sheriff’ Office was called to a fire at about 9:28 p.m. Thursday on the 100 block of Center Street in New Ulm.
Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for residents of a small northern Iowa city, following a fertilizer fire at the local airport. The Worth County Sheriff’s Office says the evacuation was called off around 3 p.m. Thursday.
The cause of the north Minneapolis duplex fire that claimed the lives of five children last Friday is being classified as “undetermined,” according to the Minneapolis Arson Unit.
A nine-year-old girl is in good condition at Regions Hospital after being rescued from an apartment fire in St. Paul on Monday morning. The fire began around 10:45 a.m. in an illegal basement bedroom at 343 Maple Street, where there were no escape windows or smoke alarms, according to the St. Paul Fire Department. Firefighters found Nevaeh Sellers in the basement near a burning mattress. She was breathing when she was brought out of the building.
A Minneapolis man recovering in a hospital after a fire in his rental home wept as he recounted how the blaze claimed the lives of five of his seven children.
Four people were able to escape without injury after a house caught fire in Crystal Saturday morning. The fire happened just after 8 a.m. on Twin Lake Terrace. Fire crews said it appeared the fire started in the garage before spreading to the attached home.
Wabasha County authorities say a propane truck that caught fire after colliding with a train might still burn for another day or two. The truck was coming down a hill in Kellogg on Friday afternoon. Kellogg Fire Chief Jeff Arens says the driver saw a train approaching below.
Authorities are investigating a fire that killed two adults in Wadena County of western Minnesota.
Duluth officials say a fire at the historic NorShor Theatre is even more reason to properly restore it. The fire was reported around 4:30 a.m. Friday. Fire officials believe it started with a faulty blower motor in the building’s heating system. The damage was limited to one room but is estimated at $15,000.
The number of people killed in Minnesota fires was down 14 percent in 2013. According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, there were 43 fire fatalities in 2013 compared to 50 in 2012. In a news release, State Fire Marshal Bruce West says they are encouraged the numbers are down but the only acceptable number for fire deaths is zero.
Two people are in the hospital Sunday after a fire in Brooklyn Park, Minn. When firefighters were clearing another fire, they were called to 6324 Xylon Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.