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Early Morning Fire Destroys St. Paul Home

An early morning fire has destroyed a house in St. Paul, Minn. The homeowners were on vacation in Florida at the time. The fire was reported just before 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

01/05/2014

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No Injuries In Rogers Apartment Complex Explosion

Hundreds of people were forced from a Rogers apartment complex, Sunday morning, after an explosion in a nearby pavilion. According to the Hennepin County dispatch, fire crews are currently working a fire at 13600 Commerce Boulevard, which is an apartment complex called The Preserve at Commerce.

01/05/2014

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Man Recalls Breaking Window, Jumping Out To Escape Apt. Fire

Some of the most startling images from Wednesday’s building fire were those of people jumping from up to three stories high to the icy streets below. One man who made such a leap got out of the hospital Thursday and spoke with WCCO-TV shortly after.

01/02/2014

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Firefighters Faced With Cold, Ice & Frozen Hoses In Apt. Fire

It’s hard enough for fire crews to battle a fire, just imagine doing it in sub-zero temperatures. The fire chief called conditions at the Cedar Avenue apartment fire in Minneapolis, “brutal.”

01/01/2014

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14 Hospitalized For Burns, Broken Bones In Apt. Fire

Authorities say more than a dozen people were taken to hospitals after a fire engulfed several apartments near downtown Minneapolis. WCCO talked with a family member of one of the victims being treated at HCMC who also lived in the building. He said he has nothing left but the jacket he was wearing on his back.

01/01/2014

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Fire Destroys Home In Plymouth

Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in Plymouth. It happened around 8:30 p.m. on the 12,000 block of 24th Avenue North.

12/31/2013

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Minnesota Horse And Hunt Club Bar Destroyed By Fire

Authorities said Trigger’s Bar at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake is a total loss after a fire Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called to the facility on the 2900 block of East 220th Street at about 6:19 a.m. on a report of a structure fire.

12/31/2013

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Oil Train Derailment Causes Massive Explosion In ND

Authorities are evacuating part of a North Dakota town near the scene of a fiery oil train derailment. Cass County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tara Morris says as many as 300 Casselton residents may be evacuated. Morris says there’s no immediate danger. It’s a precaution in case winds change as some derailed cars continue to burn. Investigators couldn’t get close to the blaze and estimates of how many cars caught fire varied.

12/30/2013

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Woman Dies In Fire At SE Minn. Trailer Park

Authorities in southeastern Minnesota say a fire broke out in a rural trailer park early Christmas morning, leaving one woman dead and two homes destroyed.

12/26/2013

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3 Escape House Fire In Golden Valley

A family was forced out of their home Thursday morning after their home’s roof caught on fire. The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the structure fire around 1:51 a.m. Thursday at a home on the 1500 block of Rhode Island Avenue North.

12/26/2013

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Fridley Apt. Catches On Fire For 2nd Time

Firefighters had to return to a Fridley fourplex Sunday after it caught fire for the second time.

12/24/2013

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2 Taken From Western Minn. House Fire

Two people were taken to a hospital from a house fire near Alexandria in western Minnesota. Douglas County sheriff’s authorities say dispatchers received the call at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

12/24/2013

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Season Of Hope: The Lemkes Of Belle Plaine

All December long, WCCO’s been making the season brighter for families whose stories touched us this year. Earlier this month, a fire destroyed the Lemke family’s barn in Belle Plaine. They lost their kids’ outdoor toys and some special chickens that were used as therapy for their son’s ADHD. We invited the Lemkes to WCCO in downtown Minneapolis for a Christmas surprise we hope they’ll never forget.

12/23/2013

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10 People Displaced After Apartment Fire In Fridley

The American Red Cross is assisting 10 people Sunday morning after a four-unit apartment fire in Fridley, Minn.

12/22/2013

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Belle Plaine Fire Destroys Chickens That Helped Special Needs Child

A Belle Plaine family is struggling to salvage the holiday season after a barn fire killed two dozen chickens and two roosters that were used as therapy for their special needs child.

12/10/2013

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