Rain would be very much appreciated in the western United States where dozens of wildfires are burning. And several crews from Minnesota have been deployed to help. A crew out of Grand Rapids just left for Montana. They are the eighth Minnesota group deployed to help battle the fires.
Fire crews from Minnesota are now being deployed to help battle the wildfires out west where more than 80 different fires are stretching resources to the limit.
The city of Maplewood is investigating six employees of the Maplewood Fire Department after a complaint was filed against them.
Minneapolis fire crews are fighting a big blaze at a duplex in the midst of high heat and humidity Saturday afternoon. Officials say the three-alarm fire is at a three-story building on the 3200 block of Colfax Avenue South.
A Minneapolis city council member wants to bill urban explorers who end up needing rescue. City Council President Barbara Johnson is proposing the fee. She says the person is choosing to participate in an illegal activity and put rescuers at risk as well.
Firefighters found the remains of a 82-year-old Washington state woman in the aftermath of a house fire near Park Rapids Monday afternoon. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office says fire crews were called to a burning home on the north side of Portage Lake at 1 p.m.
Since firefighters in St. Paul began answering calls in 1856, 62 have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Firefighters in Duluth rescued a woman from her burning apartment.
Authorities say heavy fire broke out on the second and third levels of the three-story buildin Thursday afternoon. Firefighters found a woman whose exit was blocked by falling burning debris. They were able to help the woman out of the building. She was treated at the scene by paramedics.
Department of Natural Resources firefighters are standing by for what is shaping up to be another dangerous wildfire weekend. Only now they’ve got a new concern — unmanned aircraft, otherwise known as drones.
A bill to better protect Minnesota’s firefighters from an invisible danger has been introduced at the state Capitol. The proposal would ban cancer-causing chemicals from furniture and children’s products.
Crews found heavy smoke and flames when they arrived to the Budget Host Inn on MN 55 around 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The damage was kept to one motel room, but 25 guests had to leave the building.
A volunteer firefighter was severely injured while responding to a call early Monday morning. Ryan Sabo was responding with the all-volunteer Gibbon Fire Department, offering mutual aid at a welding business in nearby Fairfax. A steel bi-fold door fell on him, pinning him underneath.
Twelve people were going to have to wait hours for another Red Cross representative to find them shelter. Firefighters brought the families, and their pets, to Fire Station 14 in Minneapolis.
One person is in the hospital after being rescued from a burning house in North Minneapolis.
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 Minnesota lawmaker is proposing much tougher state penalties for violence against health care workers.
The rescuers who pulled five children from a car that crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond were honored for their bravery Thursday night. The men braved frigid conditions on Nov. 21, 2013, when a car swerved off the road and into a pond. They say they are not heroes. “We were still doing our job [that we were] trained to do,” said Cpt. Paul Rosholt of the St. Louis Park Fire Department.
Officials say two people suffered injuries Sunday after a fire started in a Minneapolis apartment building.
Minneapolis firefighters went door-to-door in a north Minneapolis neighborhood Wednesday morning, talking with people about preventing fires. It was along Colfax Avenue North near the scene of the tragic Valentine’s Day fire that claimed the lives of five children living in a duplex.
New building codes in Minnesota will require sprinklers in homes over 4.500 square feet.
A fundraiser is being held at the new Fulton Brewery until 10 p.m. Saturday
Firefighters are hoping you’ll help them accomplish their goal of providing American-made coats to low-income children in Minneapolis.
The St. Paul Fire Chief praised several firefighters Tuesday morning for a job well done over the summer. Chief Tim Butler also presented the department’s highest honor for civilians to a teenager. The Meritorious Service Award is for demonstrating courage in dangerous conditions.
Firefighters are the first people we call when we smell smoke or see flames. We rely on them to save our homes and loved ones, while they put their own lives at risk. On Monday, more than a dozen local and state leaders got a sense of what goes into fighting fires by getting a hands-on look at the different roles of the job.