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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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Angela Davis Is Living Healthier, Losing Weight With ‘Just The Basics’

It wasn’t too long ago that WCCO anchor/reporter Angela Davis had chronic joint pain and needed medication to control her blood pressure.

05/12/2014

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3 Hospitalized After Minneapolis House Fire

Three people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a house fire Saturday morning in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Fire Department received a report of a fire on 35th Avenue South at about 10:30 a.m.

05/03/2014

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CO Scare Leads To Mpls. Apartment Evacuation

A south Minneapolis apartment building was evacuated Thursday night due to elevated carbon monoxide levels. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, 12 – 20 people were evacuated from the four-story building at 4400 Upton Ave. S.

05/01/2014

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House Fire Displaces 6 In North Minneapolis

As many as six people are displaced Monday morning after a house fire in north Minneapolis. Crews were called to the 3900 block of Emerson Avenue North just after midnight on a report of a fire in a bedroom.

04/14/2014

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2 Rescued After Boat Flips On Mississippi Near N. Mpls.

A man and a woman were rescued from the Mississippi River after their boat overturned Friday afternoon, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department. Crews were dispatched the area of the Camden Boat Launch in north Minneapolis just after 1:30 p.m. after a report of two people struggling in the water. Firefighters in water-rescue suits jumped in the river and were able to throw the couple a rope to pull them to shore.

04/11/2014

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Minneapolis Home Badly Damaged In Fire

Authorities are on the scene of a large fire in Minneapolis Tuesday morning that has left a residence badly damaged. Crews were called to the area of 34th Street and Penn Avenue North just before 10 a.m. on a report of a h home engulfed in flames.

04/08/2014

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Mpls. FD: Fire Death Toll Highest In 35 Years

A growing number of deadly fires in Minneapolis have officials preaching safety. Since the beginning of the year, 10 people, including five children, have died in fires in Minneapolis. Fire Chief John Fruetel says it’s been more than 35 years since the fire department has seen this many deaths.

03/14/2014

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Minneapolis House Fire Ruled Accidental

Firefighters rescued three people from a two-alarm fire at a Minneapolis group home Thursday evening. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews responded to a report of a fire at 2524 Portland Ave. just after 7 p.m., where they found heavy smoke coming from the two-and-a-half-story group home. Crews extinguished fire in the attic, second floor and rear portion of the house.

03/14/2014

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Crews To Work All Night To Contain Mpls. Gas Leak

Buildings were evacuated in south Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon after fire officials detected natural gas following a report of a leak. Workers at a grain elevator at 35th Street and Hiawatha Avenue called 911 to report a strong smell of natural gas at about 4:30 p.m., according to a CenterPoint Energy spokesperson. Minneapolis Fire crews did not detect a leak in the grain elevator, but did find a leak on the street nearby.

03/12/2014

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Authorities ID 5 Children In Minneapolis Fire

Authorities have released the names of five children who died in a north Minneapolis duplex fire last Friday. Crews were called just after 5 a.m. to the 2800 block of Colfax Avenue North on a report of smoke in the area that quickly changed to a heavy fire.

02/18/2014

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Good Question: Who Should Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow?

With all of the snow and subzero temperatures this winter, several of you have wondered about how firefighters are able to use the hydrants when they need them. Jeff from Plymouth and Carol from Eagan asked: How does the water in a fire hydrant not freeze? Roger from St. Paul wanted to know: Whose responsibility is it to keep the fire hydrants clear?

02/17/2014

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2 Children Still Critical After North Mpls. Duplex Fire

Two children remain in critical condition after a fire killed five of their siblings on Friday morning, and investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started in the first place. The fire happened at a duplex on 29th Street and Colfax Avenue North in Minneapolis shortly after 5 a.m.

02/15/2014

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5 Children Dead In North Minneapolis House Fire

Five children died after a Friday morning fire in a north Minneapolis duplex, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. Crews were called to the 2800 block of Colfax Avenue North around 5 a.m.

02/14/2014

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