Fires

Walker Community Church Fire

Historic Minneapolis Church Gutted By Fire

A historic church in south Minneapolis has been destroyed by fire, and five firefighters were injured while battling the blaze. The Walker Community United Methodist Church went up in flames Sunday evening.

05/28/2012

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Firefighters Douse Hot Spots From Forest Fire

Firefighters worked Friday to douse the hot spots left from a forest fire that came dangerously close to the popular tourist town of Ely in northeastern Minnesota.

05/18/2012

(credit: Nick Wognum, Ely Echo)

Crews Mopping Up Ely Forest Fire

A forest fire advanced within a few hundred yards of the popular tourist town of Ely on Thursday, prompting officials to evacuate a corner of the northeastern Minnesota community before firefighters stopped its advance.

05/17/2012

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Good Question: How Do Controlled Burns Affect Wildlife?

When the DNR does a controlled burn, what happens to the wildlife? Good Question.

04/05/2012

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DNR Firefighters Working Around Frozen Lakes

All the rain that came with Monday night’s storms helped dial down the risk of wildfires in the area.

03/20/2012

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Crews Battle 2 St. Paul House Fires Overnight

Crews battled two fires early Wednesday morning. One was caused by a falling tree branch, but the other was due to a discarded cigarette.

02/29/2012

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Police Call Brooklyn Park Car Fires ‘Suspicious’

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (WCCO) – Crews are looking into what started a business fire in Brooklyn Park overnight. Police say the fire appears suspicious. The fire happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday at Transportation and Automotive […]

02/22/2012

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Despite Law, Fires Started By Cigarettes Still A Problem

In the past week, four separate fires have forced people from their homes around the state. Unattended cigarettes are to blame for fires in Mankato, Rochester, Hopkins, and Minneapolis, despite a 2008 law meant to reduce the risk of starting a fire.

12/23/2011

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Investigators Believe Arsonist Started Fires In Winona

Fire investigators think there may be a serial arsonist in Winona. In the past six weeks, there have been three fires in the same Winona neighborhood.

12/15/2011

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Minn. Firewood: A Hot Holiday Gift Among The Rich

No diamond rings and fancy cars for the rich and famous — all they want is firewood from Minnesota.

12/08/2011

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Avoid Furnace Issues By Taking The Right Precautions

This week an awful lot of us fired up our furnaces for the first time. And for some, including a Minneapolis family, there are problems.

10/19/2011

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Costs Of Fighting BWCAW Fire Reach $21M

Officials say the costs of fighting a huge forest fire in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have reached $21 million.

10/17/2011

Minneapolis Fire

DPS: Fire Deaths Up Slightly In 2010

October is officially Fire Prevention Month and Minnesota firefighters are already talking about the dangers of fires and how to prevent them.

09/29/2011

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Cost Of Battling Wildfire Tops $12 Million

Officials tallying the cost of fighting the widespread wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota say expenses have topped $12 million.

09/29/2011

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Firefighters Hope To Fully Contain Wildfire By Saturday

Hundreds of firefighters battling the forest fire in northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area hope to have the blaze fully contained by the end of the week.

09/27/2011

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College Students Escape House Fire

A number of college students were able to escape from a house fire in St. Paul overnight. The fire happened just a block away from the house where a fire killed a student last winter.

09/23/2011

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Some Roads Reopened In Fire Area Of NE Minn.

Some roads have reopened and camping restrictions have been eased as firefighters make progress in battling the Boundary Waters wildfire in northeastern Minnesota.

09/23/2011

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Minnesota Forest Fire Spreads Plume Far And Wide

A rapidly expanding wildfire in Minnesota’s north woods spread a plume of smoke across the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, with haze smudging the sky as far away as Chicago and Milwaukee, where the Brewers closed their stadium roof before a night game.

09/13/2011

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Firefighters Mopping Up Forest Fire Near Ely

Firefighters were mopping up Wednesday at the scene of a forest fire near Ely in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but officials warned that conditions in the area are expected to remain dry due to a drought so paddlers need to be careful with their campfires.

09/07/2011

Crews putting out a fire caused by lightning. (credit: CBS)

Lightning Causes Several Fires In Metro

Sunday night’s storms are responsible for a handful of fires.

07/11/2011

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Police Investigate String Of Arson In South Mpls.

Police are investigating a string of fires they believe were deliberately set in south Minneapolis early Sunday morning.

07/06/2011

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Crews Battle House Fires Overnight

Fire crews battled a number of house fires overnight going into the July 4th holiday.

07/04/2011

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2 Fires At Vacant Stroh’s Brewery

Fire crews extinguished two separate fires in separate areas of St. Paul’s vacant Stroh’s Brewery Tuesday evening.

06/22/2011

Night Light

Teaching Kids To Be Prepared For Night Fires

We teach children to be aware of stranger danger, but many parents never teach their kids about fire danger, even though eight people die every day in America when their home catches fire.

02/16/2011

Wiring, outlet, electrical

I-TEAM: Money For Home Inspections Used To Plug Budget

Minnesota is trying to dig itself out of a massive financial hole. The I-TEAM discovered some creative budgeting at the capitol in St. Paul could be putting your family’s well-being and your biggest investment at risk.

02/10/2011

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