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Mpls. Fire: 2 People Rescued From Miss. River Island

Two people were rescued from an island in the Mississippi River near northeast Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, two people became stranded after walking out to an island just west of Marshall Terrace Park near Marshall Street Northeast and 28th Avenue Northeast.

11/25/2014

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Fire Officials Say Welding Caused Minneapolis Building Blaze

Authorities say welding is to blame for a fire at a downtown Minneapolis building Thursday morning. Fire crews were called to the Ceresota Building on the 500 block of 2nd Street at about 7:30 a.m.

11/14/2014

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Historic Building Ablaze In Downtown Minneapolis; Workers Rescued From Roof

Authorities say nobody was hurt in a building fire in downtown Minneapolis Thursday morning, but workers had to be rescued from a roof. Fire crews were called to the 500 block of 2nd St. at about 7:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, heavy black smoke was showing on the eighth floor of a 10-story structure and crews entered to fight the fire inside.

11/13/2014

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MFD Teams With Xcel Energy For Emergency Training

The Minneapolis Fire Department wants to be ready in case of an emergency — and they’re not talking solely about fires. Fire crews teamed up with Xcel Energy to simulate an underground emergency in a tight space.

10/28/2014

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At Least Three Buildings Destroyed In North Mpls. Fire

Minneapolis firefighters spent hours Saturday night battling a multi-building fire on the city’s north side. The Minneapolis Fire Department says crews responded to the fire on the corner of Freemont and Lowry avenues just before 10 p.m.

10/19/2014

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Mpls. Firefighters Talk Fire Prevention Near Fire That Killed 5 Kids

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.

10/08/2014

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Minneapolis Firefighter Injuries Nearly Double in Two Years

On Thursday, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel gave an eye opening report on workers compensation cost to the Minneapolis City Council’s Ways and Means Budget subcommittee. He said since 2012 the cost for workers compensation has nearly doubled; it’s now at $2.4 million a year.

10/02/2014

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Fire Damages Vacant Home In Northeast Minneapolis

Authorities say a vacant home in northeast Minneapolis suffered extensive damage due to a fire Wednesday morning. The Minneapolis Fire Department was called just after 5 a.m. to a residence on the 2500 block of 3rd Street North.

10/01/2014

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Weekend Fire In Mpls. Now Believed To Be Arson

Minneapolis fire officials now believe someone intentionally set a weekend fire at an abandoned house. It happened early Sunday morning at 2508 Humboldt Avenue North. The house sustained extensive damage, but there were no injuries.

09/10/2014

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Fire Damages Minneapolis Apartment, 1 Injured

Authorities said one person was injured and an apartment was damaged in a fire Sunday morning in south Minneapolis. Crews were called to the 3100 block of 22nd Avenue South at about 6:30 a.m. on a report of a fire at a three-story apartment building.

09/07/2014

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Mpls. Firefighters Raising Money To Give Coats To Kids In Need

A fundraiser is being held at the new Fulton Brewery until 10 p.m. Saturday

09/06/2014

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Mpls. Firefighters Working To Give Coats To Kids In Need

Firefighters are hoping you’ll help them accomplish their goal of providing American-made coats to low-income children in Minneapolis.

09/04/2014

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Mpls. Fire & Police Face Off In ‘Battle Of The Badges’

The men and women who put their lives on the line to keep Minneapolis safe competed in a friendly and tasty competition Saturday. This was the second annual Battle of the Badges, which took place at North Commons Park.

08/16/2014

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Entire Class Of Incoming Mpls. Firefighters Graduates

The Minneapolis Fire Department added 19 graduates to the force on Friday. Of those 19, 18 of them are military veterans. From ducking enemy fire in a war zone over-seas to putting out fires in a skills demonstration, these new members are ready for action.

07/11/2014

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Mudslide Causes Evacuation, Road Closures In Mpls.

A mudslide in Minneapolis caused evacuations and road closures Thursday evening. Deputy Chief Todd White from the Minneapolis Fire Department says the mudslide was first reported at about 7:15 p.m., and occurred on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota campus.

06/19/2014

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