Zaccard Retires As St. Paul Fire MarshalOfficials announced Wednesday that after more than 30 years with the St. Paul Fire Department, Steve Zaccard is retiring.
Why Is Natural Gas So Explosive?Investigators say the blast at Minnehaha Academy happened when someone was moving a gas meter.
Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal To Require Fire Sprinklers In New MN HomesFire officials hoping to make Minnesotans safer by requiring sprinklers in new homes were delivered a blow this week. The Minnesota Supreme Court decided not to review a decision made by a lower court regarding those sprinklers being part of the Minnesota State Building Code.
Health Department Not Inspecting Closed PoolsA WCCO investigation has uncovered a gap in state pool inspections that the St. Paul fire marshal says may have contributed to a tragedy involving two young brothers.
Grilling Safety Tips From St. Paul Fire MarshalOur great weather over the past week made a lot of people want to fire up the grill. St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said while grilling is a lot of fun, it can also be dangerous if it's not done right.
Man, 25, Dies After St. Paul House FireA 25-year-old man who was rescued from a fast-moving fire in a St. Paul home Saturday morning has died from his injuries. Firefighters received report of a fire on the 1400 block of Van Buren Avenue in the Frogtown neighborhood just before 6 a.m., according to St. Paul Fire Marshall Steve Zaccard. Crews arrived within minutes, but the fire had already done extensive damage to the second floor.
9-Year-Old In Good Condition After Rescue From Apt. FireA nine-year-old girl is in good condition at Regions Hospital after being rescued from an apartment fire in St. Paul on Monday morning. The fire began around 10:45 a.m. in an illegal basement bedroom at 343 Maple Street, where there were no escape windows or smoke alarms, according to the St. Paul Fire Department. Firefighters found Nevaeh Sellers in the basement near a burning mattress. She was breathing when she was brought out of the building.
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?
Fire Marshal Warns Of Holiday HazardsIt’s hard to believe, but Christmas is exactly one week away. With the holidays come plenty of Christmas lights and candles as well as extra use out of that chimney for winter fires. With all that comes an increased risk for fire hazards in your home.
Man Rescued After Falling Off Mississippi River BluffsA man fell off the edge of the bluffs on the St. Paul side of the Mississippi River Thursday afternoon, St. Paul Fire Department spokesman Steve Zaccard said.
1 Dead, 2 Injured, 1 Missing After Field Trip At Lilydale ParkOne child is dead, two others are injured and another is missing after a hillside gave way Wednesday during a fourth grade field trip at a St. Paul park, according to Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard. In a press conference, authorities said that multiple crews continue to search the area for the missing child.
Friends Mourn Loss Of Man In St. Paul Garage FireFirefighters say 53-year-old Don Pnewski was trapped in the fire that spread rapidly through the free standing garage.

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