Authorities in Eagan are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect who is likely responsible for arson back in September. Police are hoping a picture of a bike likely used in the incident could lead to an arrest.
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.”
Several crews are battling a fire at the Northern Tier Energy refinery in St. Paul Park, Minn., according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.
A school bus that transports 40 elementary students was destroyed by fire in western Wisconsin Thursday morning. The River Falls Police Department said the bus caught on fire near the corner of Falcon and 9th Streets.
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.”
No one was injured, but a dog did die in a Tuesday afternoon house explosion in the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis that rocked the neighborhood. The home — that was unoccupied at the time — on the 3000 block of Grand Avenue South burst into flames as a result, and Battallion Chief Michael Fust believes gas was the cause of the one-alarm fire.
Investigators are focusing an electrical cause of the historic fire that consumed several buildings in downtown Winona. The fire last Friday destroyed two buildings, including the Islamic Center, and heavily damaged a third.
A Winona couple say they can’t believe a historic downtown building is gone after Friday morning’s fire.
Three buildings were a total loss in Friday’s blaze that damaged several businesses, apartments and a mosque in an older part of downtown Winona, Fire Chief Curt Bittle said.
An early morning fire damaged a piece of Eagan history. Flames broke out at the historic Eagan Town Hall around 5 a.m. Sunday morning.
Students at one Minneapolis school won’t get to use their playground when they head back to class on Tuesday. A fire destroyed the playground equipment at Hmong International Academy near Jordan Park.
St. Louis County authorities have identified the man who died in a cabin fire on Aug. 17 outside of Tower, Minn. The remains of Josh Michael Haavisto, 37, of Virginia, Minn., were found in a destroyed shack that had burned.
Authorities are investigating what caused a fire at a Burnsville townhome that left a few residents with minor injuries.
With high temperatures and drought conditions in parts of the state, fire officials are warning about the risk of wildfires and urging people to be careful in dry areas. Tom Fasteland is a coordinator with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids. He says part of the state is still covered with green vegetation, which reduces the risk of fire, but the landscape can change quickly in a heat wave. He says people should be careful in recreational parts of the state. He says areas around Bemidji, Detroit Lakes and Cass Lake are dry, and in parts of northern and central Minnesota the fire-danger rating is “high” or “very high.”