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.”
A garage in northeast Minneapolis started on fire this morning. Flames gutted the structure in the 3200 block of Stinson Avenue. Fire officials said it started around 1 a.m., but then it flared up again around 4 a.m.
An abandoned Firestone dealership garage is the perfect setting to demonstrate the destructive power of an aerosol can. It’s where a controlled fire would show just how fast and powerful a simple can of hairspray or paint can be.
One person is recovering from burns after a car repair shop went up in flames Friday afternoon.
A building near the University of Minnesota campus that was damaged in an overnight fire near the University of Minnesota campus will have to be demolished. The fire caused significant damage to at least three businesses overnight.
Dozens of people were evacuated after a fire broke out at a 40-unit apartment building in Bloomington, Minn., according to police.
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.
Crews were dispatched to a possible house explosion in Minneapolis Sunday morning, after witnesses reported hearing a loud boom, according to officials.
The identity of the woman killed in a fire on Friday has been released. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Kelly Ann Dugan, 50, of Minneapolis, died of smoke inhalation in the fire, which occurred on the 4500 block of Minnehaha Avenue South.
Firefighters needed two trips to put out an overnight fire in south Minneapolis. They first responded to a fire at a duplex, located on the 2700 block of Colfax Avenue South a little after 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning.
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.
Music will still be played at a north Minneapolis church despite losing its most important instrument to arson.
A church piano was set aflame in an apparent arson spree in North Minneapolis overnight, according to police. At least nine fires were set in the rash within a half hour just after midnight.
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.