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Mpls. Mayor Asks Fire Dept. To Cancel Indiana Travel Plans

The Minneapolis Fire Department has canceled their plans to travel to Indiana for a conference at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges. Minneapolis’ mayor asked the fire department to not attend the conference as a response to Indiana’s recent adoption of the religious freedom restoration act.

04/01/2015

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1 Dead After Mpls. Apartment Fire

Officials in Minneapolis say an apartment fire Thursday morning has left one person dead, marking the fourth fire fatality in the city this year.

03/19/2015

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Firefighter Injured Battling Blaze In Minneapolis

Authorities said one firefighter was hurt as crews battled a house fire in south Minneapolis Saturday afternoon. Crews were called to the 4200 block of Dight Ave. S. on a report of a house fire.

03/14/2015

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Investigators Rule Minneapolis Lumberyard Fire Arson, Seek Suspects

Investigators are asking for help finding the people who intentionally started a fire over the weekend. They now believe a three-alarm fire at a northeast Minneapolis lumber yard is arson.

03/11/2015

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1 Firefighter Injured After Overnight Fire In Minneapolis

A massive fire broke out overnight in Minneapolis Thursday. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, around 1:30 a.m. crews responded to a call of a fire in the 3700 block of Park Avenue South.

02/26/2015

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Excellent Educator: Fire Prevention Speaker Casidy Anderson

When we think of teachers, a truck, a hose and a helmet typically don’t come to mind. But those are props one teacher uses to engage her students, and items she wears for her job as a fire fighter.

02/13/2015

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2 Dogs Saved From Minneapolis House Fire

The Minneapolis Fire Department battled a house fire near Lake Nokomis Thursday afternoon. Crews were called to a structure fire at about 4 p.m. on the 3200 block of East 52nd Street.

02/12/2015

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Firefighters Open Up Station To Displaced Families

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.

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Woman Rescued From North Mpls. House Fire In Good Condition

The 49-year-old woman hospitalized over the weekend following a north Minneapolis house fire is now in good condition.

01/20/2015

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Cause Of Minneapolis House Fires Undetermined

Authorities said the cause of two fires Monday night in Minneapolis, one that ended up fatal, are undetermined as fire officials continue to investigate.

01/14/2015

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Person Dies After Being Pulled From North Minneapolis Home

For the second time on Saturday, Minneapolis firefighters rescued a person from a burning building.

01/03/2015

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Crews Battle 2-Alarm Structure Fire In Mpls.

A structure fire broke out near north Minneapolis Saturday morning, according to fire officials. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews responded to the report of a structure fire shortly after 7 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Broadway.

01/03/2015

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Minneapolis Fire Battalion Chief Suffers Minor Injuries In Crash

A Minneapolis fire official suffered minor injuries early Wednesday morning after being involved in a crash while responding to a call, authorities said.

12/31/2014

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1 Dog Dead, 3 Cats Rescued From S. Minneapolis House Fire

Firefighters rescued three family pets from a house fire in South Minneapolis Wednesday night.

12/24/2014

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December’s Veteran Of The Month: Terry A. Parks

Terry Parks grew up in south Minneapolis and attended South High School, class of 1972. At the age of 18, Parks joined the U.S. Navy Seabees MCB 133. He went in as a kid and came out as a petty officer third class builder. He was stationed in Homeport, Gulfport, Mississippi and his tours included Okinawa, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

12/01/2014

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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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