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Twin City Fire Reporter
Minneapolis 2015 Extra Alarm Fires

 


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Your query returned 23 extra alarm fires

  Minneapolis January 3, 2015 (Sat) 1502 West Broadway Avenue Box 404J
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Apartment/Commercial Run  #318
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0656 Initial Alarm
Box 404J
4-14 4     Bn4  
  0702 Box 404J 2 10 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn5, Deputy  
  0715 2-2 Alarm 1-20 11     Bn1  
 
 

An initial assignment was sent to reported smoke from a building at 1500 W Broadway. Chief 4 arrived with heavy smoke coming from the rear of a three-story balloon constructed building with commercial on the first and apartments on the second. The assignment was upgraded to a full first alarm. Engine 14 and Ladder 10 forced entry into rear boarded-up portion if the building and laid a line. They located a resident on the third floor of 1500 and brought him out to medics for smoke inhalation. The fire was brought under control at 0739 hours with major damage to the rear storage room in 1502. Total damage to the structures was estimated at $2,000.00 and companies remained on the scene until 0913 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis January 18, 2015 (Sun) 1001 James Avenue North Box 416F
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #2036
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0242 Full 1st Alarm
Box 416F
16-4-14 4-10 Rescue 9 MFC, Salvage    
  0308 2-2 Alarm 1-2 11     Bn1  
 
 

Engine 16 arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing on Side C from the first and second floors of a two and a half story dwelling. Engine 16 laid a tank line for an interior attack, but was redirected by Chief 4 to do an oblique attack on the exterior before moving to the first floor to complete their interior attack. Engine 16 reported high heat on the first floor. Engine 4 laid a supply line to Engine 16 and then a bacup line off of Engine 16. Ladders 4 and 10 did primary searches of the building. Ladder 10 climbed up a ground ladder to the second floor and rescued a woman from her bed. Ladder 10 carried her out through the window to an awaiting ambulance crew. The woman was transported by Hennepin County Medical Center Paramedics to the hospital. Arson investigators determined that this fire started on the rear porch and burned though the rear door into the kitchen area and got into the walls. Total damage was estimated at $64,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 0601 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis February 8, 2015 (Sun) 3433 Chicago Avenue Box 217G
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #4388
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0323 1st Alarm
Box 217G
17-8-5 2-3 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage    
  0336 2-2 Alarm 7-21 11     Bn1  
 
 

Companies were dispatched to a reported structure fire with difficulty conversing with the reporting party. Battalion Chief 2 reported that they had a three-story wood-frame dwelling with heavy fire showing from the rear. Chief 2 assumed Incident Command. Engine 17 arrived and laid a tank line in order to try to knock down the fire using an oblique attack. Engine 5 arrived and laid a supply line and a backup line. After knocking down the fire in the rear, Engine 17 redeployed their line through the front door for an interior attack. Engine 8 assumed RIT. Ladder 3 split their crew and did primary searches of the first and second floors. Rescue 1 assisted Ladder 3 with primary searches. Chief 3 assumed ISO duties. Ladder 2 arrived and was split into a search crew (Ladder 2A) and sent Ladder 2B to the exposure building to check for any fire extension. Extension was found in 3437 Chicago and Engine 8 was directed to a lay a line into the exposure. Chief 2 requested a second alarm. Engine 21 arrived and assumed RIT duties. Engine 7 arrived and took over Engine 17´s line. Ladder 11 arrived and assisted Engine 8 in the exposure building. Primary searches were conducted in both buildings and were reported to be clear. The fire was knocked down in both buildings, which included garages and vehicles. Secondary searches were reported to be clear. Extensive overhaul was required. Arson (10-50) reported that one occupant was still unaccounted for. Ladder 3 and 10-50 searched the rear porch of the building, which had collapsed, and found a victim there. The victim was possibly a smoker. A burned space heater was also found on the porch with a burned power cord going through a kitchen window. Two circuits in the fuse box had been tripped. One civilian was transported for smoke inhalation and one firefighter was treated for a minor injury. Estimated damage of the two structures and carport amounted to $124,000 and crews remained on the scene until 0851.

 
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  Minneapolis February 18, 2015 (Wed) #81 St. Anthony Parkway NE Box 502B
3-3 Alarm ( 3.00) Occupied Commercial Building Run  #5522
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0041 1st Alarm
Box 502B
2-14-15 10-7 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage    
  0057 2-2 Alarm 20-11 4     Bn1  
  ???? 3-3 Alarm 19-5          
 
 

Battalion Chief 5 reported smoke showing from a one-story commercial warehouse building and assumed command. Battalion Chief 4 was assigned ISO duties. Ladder 7 eventually made entry on the Alpha side of the building. After consulting with warehouse employees, it was decided to enter on the Delta side. Engine 2 laid a tank line into the building, but had a very difficult time finding the fire due to heavy smoke. A second alarm was requested. Crews had to use thermal imagers to eventually locate the fire. Engine 14 laid a long supply line into Engine 2. Engine 14 then laid a backup line and with Engine 2 they both applied water to a bin full of scrap aluminum materials. Engine 20 laid a line into the building´s sprinkler system. Ladder 10 raised its aerial to the roof to evaluate the situation there. A third alarm was requested. A ventilation crew was made up to assist in venting the smoke from the large warehouse building. It turned out that a construction company that had been hired to build a security fence around the property had come inside (due to the extremely cold weather) and was using a chop saw to cut materials. Sparks from the chop saw ignited the 5x5x5 foot scrap pile of aluminum. Warehouse crews used a fire extinguisher on the bin, but it had little effect. The damage to the building was estimated at $6,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 0807 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis February 26, 2015 (Thu) 3748 Park Avenue Box 217F
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #6461
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0126 1st Alarm
Box 217F
17-21-5 2-5 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn2-3, Deputy  
  0250 2-2 Alarm 8-27 3     Bn1  
  0653 Sp. Call   4        
 
 

Battalion Chief 2 arrived to find a 40x50 foot dwelling with smoke showing and fire showing from two basement windows. The caller had reported a fire in the basement. Chief 2 entered the building to make sure it had been evacuated. Engine 17 arrived and laid a tank line to the rear of the building. Engine 5 arrived and laid a supply line and backup line. Engine 21 assumed RIT. Ladder 2 attempted to do primary searches. Rescue 1 used forcible entry trying to get at the seat of the fire. Chief 3 assumed ISO. Ladder 5 arrived and started vertical ventilation of the basement. Crews tried accessing the basement but encountered extreme heat and smoke. Chief 2 ordered crews to evacuate the building to do an exterior attack. Blitz lines were set up on the C and D sides of the building. A second alarm was called. Engine 27 laid a supply line to Ladder 2 for water tower operations. Engine 8 arrived and laid a supply line to Ladder 5 for water tower operations. Chief 1 assumed ISO duties and Chief 3 became division D commander. The power company was called to deactivate an overhead power line so that Ladder 2 could use their water tower. The gas company was also called to disconnect the gas service. An MTC bus was called to warm firefighters due to the extreme cold weather. Crews were rotated through rehab. One unaccounted for individual (the original caller) was reported found by police walking about a mile away. Other building occupants reported that this person may have a substance abuse problem. Ladder 4 was special called for the use of their aerial tower. The fire eventually burned the roof off the house. Damage to the dwelling and contents was listed as $451,000 and crews remained on the scene until 1206 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis March 7, 2015 (Sat) 645 Johnson Street NE Box 511F
3-3 Alarm ( 3.00) Occupied Lumberyard Run  #7616
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  2256 Initial Alarm
Box 511F
15-11 7     Bn5  
  2304 Full 1st Alarm 1 4 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn3, Deputy  
  2313 2-2 Alarm 2-3 11     Bn1  
  2318 3-3 Alarm 19-5          
 
 

An Initial Assignment was dispatched to reports of smoke coming from a building in the lumberyard. Engine 15 and Ladder 7 arrived to find light smoke coming from a storage building inside the lumberyard. Crews forced open a gate to enter the complex and Chief 5 assumed command. Crews laid two Blitz fires to the C side. Engine 11 laid a supply line to Engine 15 and then assisted with hand lines to protect exposures as the building quickly became fully involved in flames. A second alarm was requested. Ladder 4 set up its tower on the Bravo-Charlie corner and Engine 1 supplied them with water. Ladder 7 set up a water tower on side A and Engine 4 supplied it with water. A third alarm was requested due to the vulnerability of exposure buildings. Crews contained the fire to the original building, but some damage was done to a second structure. Crews remained on the scene for hours putting out spot fires in the collapsed structure. Surveillance video shows that two people entered the property on foot at 2100 hours. They entered the fire building and left at 2128 hours. By 2200 hours, smoke can be seen visible from an overhead door in the building. There were no estimates of damage to property and contents for this fire. Crews remained on the scene until 1259 hours the following day

 
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  Minneapolis March 15, 2015 (Sun) 110 North 3rd Street Box 404E
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Apartment/Commercial Run  #8425
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0342 1st Alarm
Box 404E
4-1-11 4-11 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn1-5, Deputy  
  0348 2-2 Alarm 6-16-2 3     Bn3  
 
 

First alarm crews were dispatched after they received a report of fire on the roof of a five-story building in the 100 block of North 3rd Street. Engine 1 was the first to arrive on scene and reported they had heavy fire from the roof of one of the buildings and requested a second alarm. Battalion Chief 5 arrived and assumed command of the fire. Engine 1, Engine 4 and Ladder 4 gained access to a stairwell and identified the address of the building as 110 North 3rd Street. Engine 1 accessed the roof and reported they had a deck, furniture and roofing material on fire. Engine 1 reported that there were no standpipes in the building. The Deputy Chief took over command of this fire. Ladder 11 was set up on the alley side of the building to act as a standpipe to get water up to the roof fire. Engine 1 supplied Ladder 11 with water. Chief 1 became the ISO. Chief 5 was assigned Interior Operations Chief. Engine 2 assumed RIT in the stairwell below the fire floor. Crews extinguished the bulk of the fire using Ladder 11 as a standpipe. Residents of the condo units on the top three floors were evacuated and primary and secondary searches were conducted. The fire was placed under control at 0421 hours. Damage was estimated at $27,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 0536 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis April 5, 2015 (Sun) 1908 Pleasant Avenue Box 106C
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling - 2 1/2 story Run  #10906
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  2318 Initial Alarm 6-8 11     Bn1  
  2326 1st Alarm
Box 106C
7 3 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn3, Deputy  
  2341 2-2 Alarm 1-5 4        
 
 

Engine 8 arrived and reported nothing showing. A small fire was soon found on the D side on the first floor of the 2-1/2-story home. Crews didn´t know immediately that the fire had spread up through the walls to the third floor. Engines 6 and 8 laid tank lines to the interior and Engine 8 secured its own supply line. Ladders 11, 3 and Rescue 1 opened walls to get at the fire spread. Chief 3 was Incident Safety Officer (ISO). A 2-2 Alarm was requested. The fire was quickly knocked down after walls had been opened. Damage was estimated at $51,000.00 and crews remained in the scene until 0110 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis April 11, 2015 (Sat) 4940 Newton Avenue S Box 228D
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling - 1 1/2 story Run  #11448
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1124 1st Alarm
Box 228D
8-28-Rich E2 5-11 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn1-2  
  1125 Third MFD Engine 17          
  1252 1st Alarm
Box 228D
28-17-22 5-11 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage    
  1325 2-2 Alarm 27-Rich E2 4 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn3  
 
 

The Salvage rig was at Station 28 when this fire came in and was first to arrive on the scene. Engine 27 and Ladder 5 arrived next and reported smoke from the roof. Crews forced the back door and found a fire in the kitchen. Engine 27 laid a tank line for an interior attack. Engine 28 laid a supply line to Engine 27 and a backup line. Rescue 1 did a primary search of the basement and second floor expansion. Engine 17 was the RIT company. Richfield Engine 2 and Richfield Rescue 1 were put back in service. The fire was knocked down by crews and Engine 27 moved their line to the second floor to knock down a little fire there. Ladder 5 and Car 50 were still on the scene waiting for a board up crew to secure the dwelling. Ladder 5 reported that they found smoke coming from a kneewall on the second floor and requested the first alarm response to return to the scene. Ladder 5 laid their tank line to the second floor. Engine 28 arrived and laid their tank line. Engine 17 laid a supply line to Engine 28. Ladder 5 raised their aerial to the roof. Companies encountered heavy heat on the second floor and noticed sagging of the roof over the door on the A side. A 2-2 alarm was requested as crews went to a defensive mode. Heavy winds were blowing fire towards a D side exposure. Ladder 5 set up its aerial stream and Engine 28 set up a Blitz line on side D to protect the down-wind exposure. After crews knocked down the fire, they went back to interior operations. One firefighter was slightly injured while fighting this fire. Damage estimates to the home and contents were $585,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 1756 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis April 12, 2015 (Sun) 710 Marquette Avenue Box 106I
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Hotel Run  #11598
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1855 Initial Alarm 6-1 11     Bn1  
  1857 Full 1st Alarm
Box 106I
4 4 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn3, Deputy  
  1910 2-2 Alarm 16-11 3     Bn5  
 
 

An Initial Response was sent to investigate a smoke smell in a hotel. When Engine 6 arrived, a hotel employee reported they had smoke on the 10th floor. Engine 6 requested a full assignment while they investigated. Engine 6 investigated and found smoke coming from a light socket on the 10th floor. Other crews reported smoke sources on floors five through 15 of the building. Chief 1 assumed command and requested a 2-2 Alarm. The source of the smoke was eventually found to be from an electrical panel on the fourth floor of the hotel. Crews extinguished the fire and then did extensive smoke removal from several floors. Damage was estimated at $700.00 and crews remained on the scene until 2127 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis April 13, 2015 (Mon) 315 South 4th Street Box 101B
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Minneapolis Court House Run  #11634
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0034 Initial Alarm 1-11   Rescue 9   Bn1  
  0051 Full 1st Alarm
Box 101B
6 11-4   MC, Salvage Bn5, Deputy  
  0105 2-2 Alarm 4-16 3     Bn3  
 
 

Dispatchers noticed smoke in the sub-basement of City Hall and sent out an Initial Response. First-arriving Engine 1 found smoke coming from a vent and started checking for a source of the smoke. Chief 1 assumed command and requested the full first alarm box assignment. Then Engine 1 reported more smoke and some heat coming from a storage area located near dispatchers. Engine 1 and Rescue 9 tried knocking down the fire with a pump can, but were forced to withdraw due to high heat levels. Chief 1 requested a 2-2 Alarm. Engine 1 laid a 1-3/4 inch line to the fire and Engine 11 laid a backup line. The fire was quickly extinguished. An overheated light ballast near paper files was suspected as the cause. Crews remained on the scene for extended periods due to smoke removal and containing water damage to a police evidence storage area in the sub-basement. Additional relief crews were also requested at 0207 hours. Damage was estimated at $2,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 0431 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis April 15, 2015 (Wed) 913 W Broadway Avenue Box 404I
3-3 Alarm ( 3.00) Occupied Apartment/Commercial Run  #11880
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0843 1st Alarm
Box 404I
4-2-16 4-10 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn4-5, Deputy  
  0849 2-2 Alarm 1-11 11     Bn1  
  0199 3-3 Alarm 7-27-14 ??        
 
 

An arriving store owner smelled smoke as he entered his building. He asked a second individual to check the second floor to see if there was smoke there. The individual encountered heavy fire in the floor of the rear porches on the back of the building. This second individual attempted to extinguish the fire, but was unable to and notified residents of the second floor if the fire. Engine 4 arrived to report heavy fire in the rear of a building with second floor apartments over commercial. First-due crews started evacuating second floor residents from the building using ground ladders and then doing an interior search of the building. Engine 4 laid a line to the building for an interior attack on side A and Engine 2 is laying a supply line and backup line. First-arriving Chief 5 was the Incident Commander on the A side of the building. Chief 4 reported that she is in the rear with a natural gas-fed fire and establish side C command with Ladder 10, who was setting up their aerial tower. Gas and electric utilities were summoned to disconnect services from the buildings. Engine 2 was re-directed to supply Ladder 10´s aerial tower the rear and then laid a Blitz line to the rear. Engine 16 laid a supply line to Engine 4´s Blitz line. Chief 5 requested crews to evacuate the second floor due to heavy fire conditions and a second alarm was requested. Rescue 9 cleared the building after doing searches. The Deputy Chief took command of this fire Engine 11, responding on the 2-2, laid a supply line to Ladder 4´s tower on the A side. Crews reported that the chimney was leaning and all companies established defensive positions. The Deputy conducted a PAR check and all companies reported they had PAR. Sector A Chief 5 reported smoke was now coming from 909 Broadway. Ladder 4 was moved towards the A-B corner and Ladder 11 was repositioned further away from where Ladder 4 had been located and took their supply line. A 3-3 alarm was called for by the Deputy. Engine 27, responding from a move-up to Station 4, arrived first and became the staging company. Engine 14, also at Station 4, responded as the third engine on the 3-3 alarm. Engine 1 laid a supply line from the south to Ladder 4´s new position. Chief 4 requested more Blitz lines in the rear. Engine 14 laid a Blitz line to the rear of the building. Engine 7 was directed to lay a supply line from the south to the rear of the building. Engine 27 was ordered to lay a supply line for Blitz monitors for Chief 5 at the A-B corner, as there was now fire in 907 and 905 Broadway. Lines were briefly shut down at the rear of the building so that Car 50 could inspect the gas connection on the rear of the building at 911. The I/C reported at 1124 hours that the fire was essentially knocked down by MFD crews. The roof areas of buildings at 909. 911, and 913 Broadway had totally collapsed. MFD crews remained on the scene until the next day extinguishing hot spots. Car 50 noted that the gas connection on the rear add-on building at 911 may have fed natural gas for the extensive fire spread. A cause of this fire has not been determined because of extensive damage to the structures involved. Damage was estimated at $1,627,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 0720 hours on April 16th.

 
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  Minneapolis May 5, 2015 (Tue) 2511 Bloomington Avenue Box 305A
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Apartment/Commercial Run  #14193
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0915 Initial Alarm 5-7 3     Bn3  
  0919 Full 1st Alarm
Box 305A
8 2 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn1, Deputy  
  0934 2-2 Alarm 6-21 11     Bn2  
 
 

Engine 5 arrived to report smoke coming from the first and second floors and requested a full first alarm. Chief 3 arrived, assumed command, and reported light smoke from a two-story taxpayer. While Engine 5 was doing a 360, Ladder 3 forced the door to make entry of the business. Engne 5 laid a tank line for an interior attack. Engine 7 laid a supply line. Ladder 2 searched the basement. When smoke levels built up in the eaves and the roof area, Chief 3 requested a 2-2 Alarm. Rescue 1 and Ladder 11 searched and found fire extensions in the walls on the second floor. Engine 7 laid their backup line to the second floor and extinguished the fire there. This fire was put under control at 1000 hours. Car 50 determined that the fire may have been started by an overloaded electrical box. Damage was estimated at $100,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 1217 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis June 30, 2015 (Tue) 2730 18th Avenue South Box 305A
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #20820
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0334 Full 1st Alarm
Box 305A
5-7-8 3-2 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn3-2, Deputy  
  0407 2-2 Alarm 21-17 11     Bn1  
 
 

A full assignment was dispatched for a reported fully involved dwelling in the 2700 block of 18th Avenue S. Engine 5 arrived to report the front porch of a 2-1/2-story dwelling was fully involved and laid a tank line. Engine 7 arrived and laid a supply line to Engine 5 and a backup line. Chief 3 assumed command and advised Engine 5 to do an oblique attack on the porch fire. After Engine 5 knocked the bulk of the fire down in the porch area, they entered the first floor on the Delta side for an interior attack. Ladder 3 entered the rear of the building and did a primary search of the first floor. Rescue 1 did a primary search of the second floor where they found an overcome and burned male and pulled him to safety. Chief 3 ordered a second ambulance to stand by at the scene. Ladder 2 did a primary search in the attic. Engine 8 was the RIT company. Chief 2 became the ISO. Chief 3 reported that the roof of the front porch had collapsed. One member of Engine 8 went in the ambulance to assist paramedic crews enroute to the hospital. Chief 3 did a PAR check when prompted by dispatchers and then ordered a second alarm as companies were beginning to leave the building to change their air packs. Engine 17 took over Engine 5´s line, which was now on the second floor. Engines 7´s line had been advanced to the attic area, where Ladder 2 had reported a hole burned through the top of the attic stairs. Ladder 11 assisted crews in overhauling. Chief 3 reported that one resident had jumped from the second floor before firefighters had arrived on scene and that the resident was being checked out by EMS crews. Crews did extended overhaul and chased hot spots. A second PAR check was completed. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries at this fire. Chief 3 placed the fire under control at 0430 hours. The arson squad determined there was no known cause for this fire, although they noted that careless smoking was a possibility. The Red Cross was notified for two adults and two children. Damage was estimated at $110,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 0642 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis   There were no extra alarm fires for the month of July, 2015  
       


  Minneapolis August 15, 2015 (Sat) 3541 3rd Avenue South Box 217F
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #26,754
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0639 1st Alarm
Box 217F
8-27-5 5-2 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn2-1, Deputy  
  0650 2-2 Alarm 17-21 11     Bn3  
 
 

First-due Engine 17 was already on a run. Chief 2 arrived first and reported the front third of a 2-1/2-story was fully involved in flames. Engine 8 laid a hand line to protect the exposure B side. Engine 27 laid a supply line to Engine 8 and then a line to protect the D side exposure. Engine 8 used their deck gun to knock down flames on the D side. Rescue 1 did primary searches. Engine 5 was the RIT company. A second alarm was called as Engine 27 and Ladder 5 laid lines into exposure D to extinguish a fire reported in the knee walls. Engine 17 reported that there was no extension in the D exposure and the lines were withdrawn. Rescue 1 also did primary searches in the D exposure. The fire was brought under control. One firefighter suffered second degree burns to his arm as was transported to HCMC. Total damage was estimated at $126,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 1249 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis August 15, 2015 (Sat) 3214 Colfax Avenue South Box 108K
3-3 Alarm ( 3.00) Occupied Residential Tri-plex Run  #26,801
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1439 1st Alarm
Box 108K
8-17-22 11-5 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn1-2, Deputy  
  1446 2-2 Alarm 6-5 3     Bn3  
  1509 3-3 Alarm 7-4 10        
 
 

A first alarm assignment was sent to reports of a fire in a 2-1/2 story tri-plex. Engine 8 reported they had a fire involving the front porch that was extending to the eaves at the roofline and laid a hand line to knock down the fire on the exterior of the building. Rescue 1 did primary searches. Engine 17 laid a supply line to Engine 8 and a backup line to the interior. Chief 1 requested a 2-2 Alarm. Chief 2 was assigned as the Safety Officer. Ladder 11 raised its aerial to the roof to ventilate. The Deputy Chief assumed command from Chief 1 and called for a 3-3 Alarm. Crews chased the fire up to the third floor level and were rotated out frequently due to the high temperatures that day. Other crews were called in for relief. The fire was declared under control about an hour and a half into the fire. Four firefighters were transported to HCMC, one for an electrical shock and three for heat-related injuries. Damage to the building was estimated at $92,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 2027 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis August 25, 2015 (Tue) 2955 Colfax Avenue N Box 414F
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #28,004
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1644 1st Alarm
Box 414F
14-4-2 10-4 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn4-5, Deputy  
  1654 2-2 Alarm 20-16 7     Bn1  
 
 

First-alarm companies were dispatched to reports of smoke coming from the building. Engine 14 arrived and reported heavy smoke coming from the building with flames venting on the first and second floor of the C-D corner impinging on the eaves and some extension to the D exposure. Power lines were involved in fire and Excel Energy was requested to the scene. Engine 14 did a quick knock-down on the extension to the D exposure and then entered the fire building on the D side after Ladder 10 forced entry through security bars on the door. Ladders 10 and 4 conducted primary searches. Engine 4 laid a supply line and backup line for additional interior attack. Engine 20 initially assumed RIT, but then laid a Blitz line to the exposure building and a 2-2 Alarm was called by Chief 4. Rescue 9 conducted a primary search of the basement and secured utilities. The fire was declared under control at 1735 with extensive damage to the enclosed rear porch, roofline and first and second floors. Neighbors reported that the residents had moved out two days prior. Damage was estimated at $15,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 2002 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis September 9, 2015 (Wed) 1406 6th Street NE Box 502G
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #29,893
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  2018 1st Alarm
Box 502G
2-11-4 4-7 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn5-4  
  2028 2-2 Alarm 15-1 11     Bn1  
 
 

Engine 2 arrived and reported they had heavy fire showing on the first and second floors with possible extension into the attic. Engine 2 laid a tank line to the first floor. Engine 11 arrived and laid a supply line to Engine 2 and a backup line to help protect exposures. Chief 5 assumed command and requested a 2-2 Alarm. Chief 4 assumed Incident Safety Officer. Crews were forced to do an exterior attack to knock down flames. Neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution. Crews laid Blitz lines to knock down fire on the A side. Engine 2 reported poor pressure on their feeder and a second supply line was laid. Engine 4 laid a supply line into Ladder 4´s tower, but it was not used. After the bulk of the exterior fire was knocked down, crews proceeded inside. A PAR check was completed. Crews did primary and secondary searches of the building, which were both clear. A second PAR check was completed and all companies were OK. Considerable salvage and overhaul were needed as crews chased hot spots. Five adults and two children were displaced as the building was a total loss. One firefighter was transported to HCMC for a back injury. Loss was estimated at $170,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 2359 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis September 12, 2015 (Sat) 115 Valley View Place Box 227G
3-3 Alarm ( 3.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #30,157
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0505 1st Alarm
Box 227G
27-17-28 5-2 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn2-1, Deputy  
  0522 2-2 Alarm 8-12 11     Bn3  
  0558 3-3 Alarm 1-4          
 
 

Engine 27 and Ladder 5 arrived and reported fire from the side C roof and met a lone resident of the home reporting a fire in the attic. Engine 27 laid a tank line for an interor attack while Ladder 5 raised its aerial to the roof. Engine 17 laid a supply line to Engine 27 and a backup line. Chief 1 assumed ISO. Rescue 1B used Engine 28 to lay a dry supply line into Ladder 5´s aerial tower.. Chief 2 ordered Engine 17 to lay a Blitz line to protect exposure B. After examining the second floor, the command staff decided to continue with an offensive interior attack and a 2-2 Alarm was requested. Eventually a 3-3 Alarm was called to supply manpower for the heavy overhaul and checking for hot spots in the large dwelling. Slate roof tiles caused problems for firefighters on the roof. The power line to the C side of the house burned through as crews arrived. There were serious communication problems due to the fire building´s location down in a valley below a steep hill and/or due to the plaster on the side of the dwelling. One firefighter was transported to HCMC with a strained back. Damage was estimated at $300,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 1255 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis September 16, 2015 (Wed) 1411 Emerson Avenue North Box 404G
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Vacant Dwelling Run  #30,724
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  2122 1st Alarm
Box 404G
4-14-16 4-10 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn4-5, Deputy  
  2140 2-2 Alarm 1-11 11     Bn1  
 
 

Engine 4 arrived and reported seeing fire on the third floor of a vacant three-story dwelling. Engine 4 laid a tank line for an interior attack. Ladders 4 and 10 arrived and did primary searches. Engine 14 laid a supply line to Engine 4 and a backup line. Chief 5 arrived and assumed command. Ladder 4 raised its tower to the roof. Engine 16 was the RIT crew. Crews located fire on all three floors and a large hole on the first floor. Chief 4 was the ISO. Chief 5 requested a 2-2 Alarm for extra resources. Engine 1 took over Engine 4´s line. Engine 16 took over Engine 14´s line and Engine 14 became RIT. Crews brought this fire under control at 2214 hours. One resident had been evicted a month ago and a first floor resident had been evicted the day before. Arson investigators reported that fire patterns indicated that there were at least two fire sources and there was a positive read on the combustible gas detector. This fire was declared an arson fire. One firefighter was transported to HCMC to be checked out. Damage to the vacant dwelling was listed at $60,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 0010 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis   There were no extra alarm fires for the month of July, 2015  
       


  Minneapolis   There were no extra alarm fires for the month of November, 2015  
       


  Minneapolis December 11, 2015 (Fri) 2001 5th Avenue South Box 106H
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #40611
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1246 1st Alarm
Box 106H
6-1-16 11-3 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn1-2, Deputy  
  1303 2-2 Alarm 8-17 2     Bn3  
 
 

Engine 6 arrived and reported heavy smoke showing from the third floor and roof-line of a large three-story residential building. Engine 6 took command and laid a tank line through the front door for an interior attack. Engine 6 secured its own supply line. Rescue 1 evacuated residents from the first floor and basement. Engine 1 laid backup line and did primary searches of the second and third floors. Chief 2 assumed command. Chief 1 was interior chief and fire conditions and heavy smoke changed rapidly. A second alarm was requested and the Deputy assumed control of the fire. Chief 1 was assigned as Interior Chief and Chief 2 assumed ISO. Heavy smoke and fire conditions on the third floor flashed over, which drove crews down the stairs to the second floor and out egress ladders raised there. The Deputy ordered all crews out of the building. A PAR check was done and crews went to a defensive, heavy-stream attack. Three water supplies were secured for two aerial ladder pipes and two Blitz lines. Fire burned through the roof. After flames were knocked down, a re-assessment was done and crews were allowed back into the structure to extinguish hot spots and overhaul. The fire was placed under control. Crews remained on the scene until 1651 hours and damage was estimated at $175,000.00

 
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  Minneapolis December 17, 2015 (Thu) 4050 Russell Avenue N Box 414A
  (  ) Occupied Dwelling Run  #41310
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1759 1st Alarm
Box 414A
14-20-4 10-4 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn4-5, Deputy  
  1808 2-2 Alarm 2-16 7     Bn1  
 
 

A neighbor saw a glow on his security camera and investigated. He found flames coming from the air conditioning unit at 4050 Russell North. Engine 14 arrived to report heavy smoke coming from the SW corner of a small, single-family dwelling. A neighbor reported that there were two to three possible occupants, reporting that one was wheelchair bound. Engine 14 and Ladder 10 forced entry on the front door. Engine 14 pulled a tank line into the dwelling. Ladder 10 went around to the rear door and found a female victim conscious, but heavily sooted and burned. Engine 14 and Ladder 10 located a male occupant in a wheelchair in the front bedroom, also heavily sooted with burns. Both victims were removed from the dwelling, the female to the rear and the male to the front yard. Battalion Chief 4 assumed command and requested a second alarm. Crews found the male victim unconscious and breathless. Ladder 10 ordered three ambulances to the scene, in case there was a third victim. Crews initiated CPR and ventilations, but could not revive the male victim. Engine 14 had laid a tank line for an interior attack through the front door and Engine 20 laid a supply line and backup line. Engine 4 and Ladder 4 assisted with searches and fire control. Engine 16 was the RIT company. Rescue 9 assisted crews with the male victim. Primary and secondary searches failed to locate any additional fire victims. The female victim was transported to HCMC. The fire was declared under control at 1908 with heavy damage to the entire dwelling. Police were called to assist firefighters with crowd control. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was notified because of the deceased male. Damage was estimated at $100,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 2059 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis December 23, 2015 (Wed) 1843 Polk Street NE Box 515E
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #42019
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1921 Initial Alarm 15-2 7     Bn5  
  1923 Box 515E 11-1 4 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn4, Deputy  
  1939 2-2 Alarm 4 11     Bn3  
 
 

An initial assignment was dispatched for reports of smoke coming from a building at 1843 Polk Street NE. After getting additional calls, dispatchers upgraded the alarm to a full first alarm response. Engine 15 arrived on the scene to report smoke coming from all three floors of a large dwelling and on doing a 360 found heavy fire in the first floor rear spreading to the second floor. A resident reported that the family was out of the building, but there were three dogs and a cat still inside. Ladder 7 forced the front door and Engine 15 laid a tank line to the interior and Engine 2 laid a supply line and backup line. Chief 4 assumed command of the fire and reported heavy flames on side C extending from the first and second floors up to the roof. A third line was laid to the first floor and a second alarm was requested. Engine 1 threw egress ladders to the second floor and assumed RIT. Ladder 4 raised ground ladders and raised its aerial to the roof and cut several vent holes. Chief 1 assumed ISO duties. Primary searches were negative, but crews found three dogs and one cat that were deceased. Crews were pulled out of the dwelling because of heavy fire conditions on multiple floors. A PAR check was completed. Aerial ladder streams were used to knock down flames so that crews could re-enter the building. After re-entering the building, crews overhauled and knocked down spot fires. Rescue 9 secured utilities and opened up walls on the second floor. A partial floor collapse on the second floor occurred where a refrigerator fell through to the first floor injuring a firefighter. The fire was declared under control at 2107 hours with heavy structural damage to all floors. The Red Cross was ordered for four adults and three children. Additional relief crews were called to help overhaul. Damage was estimated at $300,000.00 to the building and crews remained on the scene until 2355 hours.

 
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