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.
A fast moving fire destroyed a Brooklyn Center home Saturday morning. Firefighters were called just before 10 a.m. to a house on 3800 block of 56th Avenue. Crews had to stay for several hours to put out all the hot spots
A Good Samaritan saved a mother and child from a raging house fire in St. Paul Monday night, and investigators believe it was a clear case of arson. Rick Johann was able to rescue the woman and her 7-month-old infant girl through a window.
Authorities said as many as 10 people have been displaced after a fire at a duplex in St. Paul Monday night. Crews were called to the 600 block of Snelling Avenue, near Thomas Avenue, at about 11:30 p.m. on a report of a fire.
Authorities said nobody was hurt but a home in Rosemount suffered significant damage Friday morning after being hit by lightning. Crews were called to the 13000 block of Pine Bend Trail just before 7 a.m. on a report of a house fire.
A fire broke out in a Minneapolis home late Wednesday evening. According to Minneapolis officials, a home at 42nd Street and Thomas Avenue North caught fire around 11 p.m.
Authorities said two men had to be rescued after a home caught fire early Monday morning in St. Paul. Crews were called to a house fire at about 12:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Goodrich Ave. West.
St. Cloud fire officials determines the cause of a house fire the occurred at the beginning of the month to be a bird’s nest. According to officials, around 12:41 a.m. July 5, a fire broke out at a home in the 600 block of 7th Avenue North. The fire was later determined to be caused by an abandoned bird nest that was on top of a dual porch floodlight.
Metro area fire officials said Tuesday a handful of Twin Cities homes have been struck by lightning in the past couple of weeks. One Maple Grove man helped his neighbors escape after lightning struck Monday night in the 9300 block of Magnolia Lane North.
Crews are on the scene of a large fire north of the Twin Cities late Thursday morning that is affecting two homes, and there are no immediate reports of injuries. Fire officials were called to the 22000 block of Zion Parkway late Thursday morning and by the time crews arrived, the blaze had spread to a structure to the north.
Authorities said nobody was hurt but a Burnsville home was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning. Crews were called to the 13000 block of Country Place in Burnsville at about 4:40 a.m. on a report of a fire.
Lightning is responsible for injuring a woman and starting a house fire in two separate incidents Saturday afternoon in Ham Lake, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities received reports of lightning striking a woman at 2:45 p.m. at Lions Park at 155th Avenue and Central Avenue.
A family is picking up the pieces after their home caught fire early Saturday morning. The Chaska Fire Department received report of a fire just after midnight on the 2900 block of Hilltop Drive.
Authorities said nobody was hurt after a home caught fire in Edina early Thursday. Crews were called to the 6400 block of West Short Drive on a report of a fire. Smoke could be seen from the area of Highways 62 and 100.
Authorities said two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a house fire in the west Twin Cities metro early Wednesday morning. Crews were called to an eight-plex on the 14000 block Bedford Drive at about 2:20 a.m. in Eden Prairie on a report of a fire.