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.
Police are asking for the public’s help to find an arsonist in Minneapolis. According to Minneapolis Police, five fires have been intentionally set in the Phillips neighborhood since Oct. 30, with the most recent occuring on Monday.
A 19-year-old mother and her 6-month-old child are in the hospital after a fire erupted in a mobile home Thursday morning, police said. According to the city of St. James, Watonwan County Dispatch received a call around 7:37 a.m. Thursday of a mobile home on fire at 50 block of 3rd Avenue North.
Authorities say there were no injuries but a bar just outside downtown St. Paul was badly damaged in a fire early Wednesday morning. Fire crews were called to Schroeder’s Bar at 605 Front Avenue at about 2:15 a.m. on a report of fire.
Smoke alarms are by far the most effective way to get your family out safely when there’s a fire. Still, statistics show one out of every four people who die in a house fire have a working smoke alarm in the home at the time. We went to one of the leading experts in Minnesota, Jamie Novak, to put alarms to the test.
A woman was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in a Fridley apartment building early Saturday morning. Police said the fire broke out just before 6 a.m. in the 1600 block of 73rd Avenue Northeast.
Burnsville authorities believe that two fires, set minutes apart, may have been related. According to the Burnsville Police Department, officers received a call around 10:22 a.m. Friday about a pile of burning leaves on a curb in the Norway Circle area.
The Original Famous Dave’s barbecue restaurant, located in Hayward, Wisconsin, was destroyed in a fire early Monday morning. Owner Dave Anderson said in a Facebook post that he got a call about the fire at about 4:30 a.m. Monday.
A reward is being offered for information about a suspected arson at a Moorhead apartment building Monday morning. Crews responded at 6:30 a.m. to an apartment fire at 2408 3rd Avenue North. No one was hurt, and firefighters were able to quickly put out the blaze.
A stove top fire, which consumed the cabinet and crawled up the wall of a blind St. Paul man’s apartment, was extinguished by a single fire sprinkler.
Employees are calling it devastating. Thousands of animals have died in a massive fire in southern Minnesota. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon just after 3 p.m. at the Cougar Run Farm, near the town of Truman. It’s about 45 minutes south of Mankato.