A new report says Minnesota’s firefighters and first responders aren’t adequately prepared to handle an oil spill or fiery accident. Most local governments don’t have the equipment to respond to an oil accident, according to a Department of Public Safety report released this week. More than half of the workers surveyed said they need more training.
A fire tore through a Twin Cities townhouse building Thursday morning, forcing a man to leap for his life. People could see the smoke for miles as the right half of the complex on West 144th Street burned.
One person is dead and one firefighter suffered minor injuries in two separate fires in Minneapolis overnight. The two fires were also called in minutes apart, stretching the resources of the Minneapolis Fire Department. This is the second deadly fire in Minneapolis this year. Firefighters also had to battle with overnight temperatures that dipped well below zero.
The weather may be above freezing, but we are still in the trenches of winter. With that, comes the increased risk of home fires. Last year, Red Cross workers responded to more than 700 house fires in Minnesota.
No one was hurt after a fire broke out in a Spring Lake Park duplex Thursday morning. According to the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department Chief, two smoke alarms were sounding when firefighters arrived at the duplex, located in the 600 block of 79th Avenue.
One man is in the hospital after firefighters pulled him from a burning home in Belle Plaine Thursday morning. Firefighters said that same man called them around 1:30 a.m. to say his house was on fire.
It was a tough morning for firefighters as they battled the cold and a fire. It happened on Hammond Road in White Bear Lake. A storage shed caught on fire, which created several challenges for crews.
A restaurant in northern Minnesota was destroyed after a fire broke out early Tuesday morning. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, around 6:40 a.m. crews responded to a structure fire at the Ashkanam Resort.
For the second time on Saturday, Minneapolis firefighters rescued a person from a burning building.
A structure fire broke out near north Minneapolis Saturday morning, according to fire officials. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews responded to the report of a structure fire shortly after 7 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Broadway.
The cause of a deadly New Year’s Day fire in Minneapolis remains a mystery one year later. Three people were killed and more than a dozen injured when the explosion and fire ripped through an apartment building in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
Three adults and three children are now counting on the Red Cross to help them find shelter after their north Minneapolis home was damaged by fire Thursday morning.
Firefighters spent part of their Christmas battling a fire in Blaine.
Firefighters rescued three family pets from a house fire in South Minneapolis Wednesday night.
A fire in a Duluth apartment tower has left one man dead. Firefighters were called to the fire on the 13th floor of the Tri-Towers apartment complex about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
An East Bethel home is in ruins after it caught fire Saturday night. Officials say firefighters were called to the home at around 10:30 p.m. following a report of an explosion in the home’s attached garage.
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.