Minneapolis Fire Department

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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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Crews Finish Search, Demolition At Site Of Apartment Complex Fire

Crews have finished searching the charred ruins of an apartment building on Cedar Avenue near downtown Minneapolis hours after pulling a second body from the structure. Crews began tearing apart the building at 514 Cedar Avenue South on Thursday and discovered the body of one person who didn’t make it out.

01/03/2014

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Fire Officials: Body Pulled From Apt. Building

Fire department officials say that a body has been pulled from the Minneapolis apartment building that went up in flames on New Year’s Day after an explosion.

01/02/2014

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Families Say 3 Still Unaccounted For After Apt. Fire

A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building with several apartments in Minneapolis early New Year’s Day, sending 13 people to hospitals — including six who were critically hurt — with injuries ranging from burns to trauma associated with falls. Families on the scene said at least three people were still unaccounted for.

01/01/2014

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14 Hospitalized For Burns, Broken Bones In Apt. Fire

Authorities say more than a dozen people were taken to hospitals after a fire engulfed several apartments near downtown Minneapolis. WCCO talked with a family member of one of the victims being treated at HCMC who also lived in the building. He said he has nothing left but the jacket he was wearing on his back.

01/01/2014

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2 Adults, 2 Kids Safe After Minneapolis Home Catches Fire

Authorities said four people were able to get out safely after a home in north Minneapolis caught fire Friday morning. Fire crews responded to the 2700 block of Morgan Avenue North at about 2 a.m. on a report of a fire on the second floor of a home.

11/22/2013

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1 Firefighter Hurt, 15 Displaced In South Minneapolis Fire

Authorities said a firefighter was hurt and as many as nine adults and six children were displaced after a fire at a small apartment in south Minneapolis Wednesday morning. Fire crews responded to an apartment complex on the 3400 block of Portland Avenue at about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

11/20/2013

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Going Behind The Scenes With The Minneapolis Fire Department

Recently, the Minneapolis Fire Department invited us out to see what it’s like to be in those emergency situations. And we learned those men and women do so much more than put out fires.

09/30/2013

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Man Falls From U of M Frat Balcony

An 18-year-old man is in the hospital after falling from a second floor balcony on the University of Minnesota’s Frat Row. The Minneapolis Fire Department was called to Phi Kappa Psi around 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning. Authorities say the man didn’t appear to have any broken bones and was alert when he was taken to the hospital. It is not known why he fell, or if drugs or alcohol were involved.

09/21/2013

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Building Damaged By Fire Near ‘U’ Campus To Be Demolished

A building near the University of Minnesota campus that was damaged in an overnight fire near the University of Minnesota campus will have to be demolished. The fire caused significant damage to at least three businesses overnight.

08/01/2013

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Crews Knock Down House Fire In S. Mpls; No One Hurt

Firefighters knocked down a fire Monday afternoon in a house on the city’s south side, authorities said.

04/29/2013

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NE Mpls. Cooking Fire Puts 1 In The Hospital

One person is in the hospital after a Kit fire Saturday night in northeast Minneapolis.

03/30/2013

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