Minneapolis Fire Department
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This one came to us without a name, but it’s from someone who wanted to know: How do they read our gas meters?
Firefighters quickly snuffed out an apartment fire Thursday evening on the city’s south side, the Minneapolis Fire Department says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.