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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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Firefighters Contain Smoky Parking Ramp Fire

Authorities said there were no injuries but at least three vehicles suffered major damage in a parking ramp fire on the University of Minnesota campus on Tuesday.

01/21/2014

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Officials: 1 Firefighter Injured Battling Mpls. House Fire

One firefighter was injured Thursday night when crews spent well over an hour fighting a three-alarm fire that spread through the walls of a large home on Lake of the Isles.

01/17/2014

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Abandoned Minneapolis Home Damaged In Fire

Authorities said a boarded up house in north Minneapolis caught fire overnight and suffered major damage. Fire crews were called to the 500 block of Knox Avenue North at about 1 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a fire.

01/14/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Gas Meters, 3-Alarm Fires & Hat Tricks

This one came to us without a name, but it’s from someone who wanted to know: How do they read our gas meters?

01/10/2014

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Fire Officials: No Injuries After Mpls. Apartment Fire

Firefighters quickly snuffed out an apartment fire Thursday evening on the city’s south side, the Minneapolis Fire Department says.

01/09/2014

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Third Person Dies In Mpls. Apartment Explosion

A third person has died after an explosion in a Minneapolis apartment building. Fire officials said Friday they believe they have accounted for all victims of Wednesday’s explosion and fire, after recovering the bodies of two people from the building’s charred ruins.

01/04/2014

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