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Twin City Fire Reporter
Minneapolis 2016 Extra Alarm Fires

 


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  Minneapolis January 6, 2016 (Wed) 4053 Fremont Avenue N Box 420A
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Commercial Building Run  # 629
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1037 Full 1st Alarm 20-14-4 10-7 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn4,5, Deputy  
  1107 2-2 Alarm 16-2 4     Bn1  
 
 

A full first alarm was dispatched to reports of an explosion in an auto repair business with one person possibly trapped inside. Shortly after companies were dispatched, Engine 14 reported that they could see heavy smoke from the east side coming from the area of the alarm. Engine 20 arrived to report a fully involved one-story auto repair business. Engine 20 laid a tank line and switched to a Blitz line to protect exposures. Engine 14 laid a supply line to Engine 20 and then laid a Blitz line to the fire. Crews reported everyone was out of the building, but there was one injured party. Chief 4 requested an additional ambulance to the scene and reported that crews would remain in a defensive mode. Engine 4 laid a Blitz line and then a supply line to Ladder 10. Ladder 10 raised their aerial ladder for a master stream. Ladder 7 assumed RIT duties. Rescue 9 assisted with lines. Chief 4 requested a second alarm. Engine 16 laid a supply line to Ladder 4 for a master stream from their platform. Engine 2 remained in staging. There were reports of four 55-gallon drums with oil on the inside of the building. Electric utilitt lines were secured aut the gas company had to did up lines in the street to turn off natural gas. Fire crews used a Kenco pump to remove water from the basement of an adjacent dwelling. The owner of the repair garage was working on a car when fuel started leaking from the vehicle. The owner put a pan under the leaking gasoline, but the fumes suddenly ignited and also burned the gas in the pan. The owner used an extinguisher to try and contain the flames, but had second-degree flash burns on his face and upper body. He was transported to North Memorial Hospital. The building was totally destroyed by fire and multiple wall collapses and demolition crews tore the remaining structure down. As many as 12 vehicles were either partially or totally destroyed in this fire. Damage was estimated at $130,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 1635 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis January 17, 2016 (Sun) 501 30th Avenue SE Box 519B
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Vacant Commercial Building Run  # 1990
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1633 Full 1st Alarm 19-7-11 3-2 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn3, 5, Deputy  
  1638 2-2 Alarm 1-5 7     Bn1  
 
 

A first alarm assignment was sent to the area of 30th Avenue SE and Intercampus Parkway for a reported structure fire. Engine 19 arrived on scene and reported heavy fire showing from a vacant two-story warehouse on the D side. Chief 3 arrived within a minute of Engine 19 and assumed command, reporting they had a 200 x 50í two-story vacant structure with heavy fire showing from the D side. The structure appeared to have been vacant for some time as there were cyclone fences erected around the building with ďNo TrespassingĒ signs on them. Fire was already showing through the roof. Engine 19 checked a yard hydrant, but decided not to use it. Chief 3 requested a second alarm due to the amount of fire and the extremely cold weather conditions. He told crews that no one was to enter the building and crews were to remain safe distances from the building due to possible wall and roof collapses. Ladder 3 was positioned on the A-D corner, set up its aerial tower and was supplied by Engine 11. Ladder 2 was positioned midway on the A side of the structure and set up its aerial ladder stream, supplied by Engine 7. Ladder 7 set up itís aerial ladder tower on the A-B corner and was supplied by Engine 5. Engine 19 had a Blitz fire line on the C side of the fire building. Chief 5 became the ISO. Rescue 9 was sent to look for possible transient occupants through a large freight door on the A side, but were told not to enter the building. Their visual search from the outside was negative. Crews applied large volumes of water to the fire through multiple master streams. Minimum numbers of firefighters were assigned and rotated through the master streams so that remaining crews could keep warm up in their rigs. A Metro Transit bus was ordered to help keep firefighters warm on a rotating basis. Companies that were not committed were released from the fire scene to allow for adequate relief crews that would be needed to rotate through the overnight hours. There was no fire extension to other buildings in the area. At approximately 1915 hours, Ladders 3 and 7 were shut down as the bulk of the active fire had been knocked down. Crews picked up hose lines and returned to their quarters. Engine 7 and Ladder 2 were left on scene to deal with hot spots. Relief crews were rotated to operate Engine 7 and Ladder 2 through the night to put out hot spots. Firefighting efforts were stopped at 0830 hours on January 18th. Crews would respond to smoldering hot spots for the next four days. Damage to the vacant building was estimated at $80,000.00.

 
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  Minneapolis February 23, 2016 (Tue) 3220 Portland Avenue Box 217 G
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Apartment Building Run  # 6346
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1500 Full 1st Alarm 17-8-5 2-11 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn1, 3, Deputy  
  1508 2-2 Alarm 6-7 4     Bn2  
 
 

Fire dispatchers received numerous calls reporting fire in an apartment building with multiple people jumping out of windows on upper floors. Engine 8 was first in on this fire and reported heavy fire and smoke on all three floors of a garden-style, two-story apartment building. Engine 8 laid a tank line to the first floor for an aggressive attack on the first floor. Rescue 1 did primary searches of the building, assisted by Ladder 11. Engine 17 laid a supply line and a backup line to the second floor. Ladder 2 placed egress ladders to second floor windows, then proceeded to the roof for ventilation operations. Engine 5 was the RIT company. The Deputy arrived and assumed command. Chief 1 was assigned as the Safety Chief and Chief 3 was assigned as Division 2 Chief. A second alarm was requested. Engine 6 was assigned to lay a line through the front to Division 2. Ladder 3 was assigned to the ventilation group. Engine 7 was assigned to On Deck crew. The fire was knocked down within 10 minutes and the fire was under control within 30 minutes. A Metro Transit bus was ordered to the scene to keep residents warm. Five adults and one infant were transported to the hospital. One firefighter sustained a recurring back injury and was sent to his doctor. This fire was suspicious in nature, but no exact cause was listed. The fire had spread from a first floor hallway down the corridor to the rear and also up the open front stairwell into second floor units and into the cockloft. Arson investigators could find no accidental sources of ignition, but noted that an accelerant couldíve been responsible for the very quick spread of this fire. A suspicious person who walked into the Fifth Precinct Police Station was pointed out to the arson investigator by a building resident. That person was transported to HCMC on drug-use issues. Police were going to follow up on this. Damage was estimated at $600,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 1837 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis February 25, 2016 (Thu) 3124 Emerson Avenue N Box 414 F
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Apartment/Commercial Run  # 6557
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1127 Full 1st Alarm 14-20-4 10-4 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn5, Deputy  
  1136 2-2 Alarm 16-15 7     Bn4  
 
 

Dispatchers received multiple calls reporting smoke coming from second floor windows. Ladder 10 arrived to heavy fire coming from a second story window of a 50x100í duplex over a first floor commercial building. Ladder 10 and Engine 14 were met my second floor residents fleeing the building. Engine 14 laid a line up to the second floor. Ladder 10 had to force the door for Engine 14 to get at the fire. Ladder 10 completed primary search of the first floor. Chief 4 arrived and did a quick 360, reporting fire coming out of all windows on the B side of the building. Chief 4 assumed command. Engine 20 assisted Engine 14 in securing their own supply line and laid a backup line to the second floor. Crews had great difficulty getting to the seat of the fire due to appliances and tables blocking their access. Chief 4 requested a second alarm. Ambulances, gas and electric companyís were all requested. Engine 4 laid a supply line to Ladder 10 in case crews needed to go defensive. Ladder 4 went to the flat roof and determined it was safe before cutting ventilation holes. Chief 5 was the Incident Safety Officer before becoming second floor division chief. Training Division Captains were used as ISOís on the roof and Bravo division, where walls were beginning to bow out and collapse. Engine 15 laid a third line to the roof to help put out roof, parapet, and eve fire extensions. Rescue 9 and Ladder 7 completed searches of the first floor and basement and secured utilities before checking for any exterior extensions. The fire was placed under control at 1253 hours. There was heavy damage to the second floor center and roof of the building and heavy water damage throughout. A city building inspection ordered that walls on the Bravo side be pulled down as they were bowing out badly. There were six displaced residents and damage was estimated at $300,000.00. Arson investigation reported that the building occupant where the fire occurred had been visiting her brother in an adjacent unit. When they smelled smoke, she discovered her entire unit involved in fire. While the investigation found no accelerants, the occupant had left her unit unlocked when she visited her brother. The cause of this was listed as undetermined.

 
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  Minneapolis   There were no extra alarm fires for the month of March, 2016  
       


  Minneapolis   There were no extra alarm fires for the month of April, 2016  
       


  Minneapolis May 20, 2016 (Fri) 6032 3rd Avenue South Box 227E
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #16795
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  2329 Initial Alarm 27-17 5     Bn2  
  2337 Full 1st Alarm Richfield 1 11 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn1  
  0022 2-2 Alarm 223-28 2     Bn3  
 
 

This was called in by a neighbor who saw smoke in a downstairs window. Engine 27 arrived to find smoke coming from the dwelling and requested the full first alarm. Engine 27 laid a tank line to the basement and Engine 17 laid a supply line to Engine 27 and them a backup line to the first floor. Chief 1 was the Incident Safety Officer. Richfield Engine 1 was the RIT company. Rescue 1 took out basement windows to help get rid of the smoke as Engine 27 was having difficulty locating the seat of the fire. Ladder 5 did a primary search of the second floor and it was negative. Ladder 11 did a search of the first floor and it was also negative. The fire extended up into the first floor. When heat built up on the second floor, Ladder 5B exited through a second floor window. Ladder 5A was on the roof and opened up a hole to let heat escape. Fire attack continued on first and second floors. The Deputy assumed command and requested a second alarm. Chief 2 was assigned to Division A. Firefighters went to a defensive attack to knock down flames and then re-entered the dwelling to knock down spot fires and overhaul. Arson Investigator reported that the family had moved out in the past few days and was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The fire was possibly started in a chair in the basement, but the cause is undetermined. Damage to the dwelling was $40,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 0257 hours..

 
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  Minneapolis May 22, 2016 (Sun) 3060 Excelsior Boulevard Box 222I
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Commercial Building Run  #17032
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1500 Initial Alarm 22-28       Bn2  
  1503 Full 1st Alarm 8 11-3 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn1, Deputy  
  1514 2-2 Alarm 6-5 4     Bn3  
 
 

The first alarm assignment was started out, but when dispatchers were told it was a dumpster fire, they just sent the initial assignment in. When Engine 22 arrived from a block away they told dispatchers it was a dumpster inside the building and to complete the assignment. Engine 22 laid a tank line for an interior attack and reported flames from the roof a short time later. Engine 28 laid a supply line to Engine 22 and then a backup line. Chief 2 directed Ladder 11 to the roof and requested a second alarm. The Deputy Chief arrived, assumed command and sent Chief 2 to the roof for Roof Command. Chief 1 was the Incident Safety Officer. Ladders 11-3, Engine 8 and 28 became the roof team,. Engime 8 laid a supply line to Ladder 11 and then took a 2-1/2Ē line up Ladder 11 to the roof. Truck companies opened the roof and engine companies put out the fire. This fire was quickly brought under control. Rescue 1 searched the adjacent Noodles and Company and Caribou Coffee and reported searches were negative. Fans were used to eject smoke. Arson Investigators found that there was an interior trash room for the buildings businesses and the cardboard and other trash started on fire. The fire consumed all of the card board in the trash recycling bin and radiant heat ignited insulation and the roof rubber membrane and penetrated the roof. The cause of this fire was possibly careless smoking. No occupants or firefighters were injured. Damage to the commercial mini-mall was $16,000.00 and firefighters remained on the scene until 1649 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis May 29, 2016 (Sun) 1800 West Lake Street Box 222D
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Hi-Rise Apartment Building Run  #17833
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0102 Full 1st Alarm 22-8-17 11-1 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn2-1  
  0107 2-2 Alarm 5-1 4     Bn3  
 
 

Companies responded to a report of fire showing from the top floor of a high-rise building. Engine 22 arrived and reported fire showing from the roof of a five-story building and requested a second alarm. Engine 22 went to investigate. Battalion Chief 2 assumed command, Engine 8 secured the elevator for fire operations, Engine 22 reported they had multiple grills on fire on the roof extending to an outdoor wall. Engine 22 laid a line off standpipes while Engine 8 laid a line into the standpipe system. Chief 1 arrived and became the rooftop division commander along with Engine 22, Rescue 1, Ladder 11 and Engine 8. Rescue 1 put their aerial ladder to the roof and Ladder 3 did primary searches of the fifth floor. Engine 17 was RIT and reported no smoke on the fourth floor. Chief 3 was the ISO. The fire was knocked down quickly and companies checked for extensions and overhauled. The fire was put under control at 0123 hours. Second alarm companies were quickly returned. Crews found the roof deck locked on their arrival. Video surveillance showed that the last person to leave the roof did so at around 2000 hours. Around midnight, light smoke could be seen visible on the roof. The fire involved two grills, the wooden cabinet for the grills and fire spread into the roofing membrane. There was some water damage in apartment 400, directly below the fire. Fire fuse breakers had blown on the third floor circuit breaker panel. Possible source of the fire was an electrical short or radiant heat starting combustibles. Crews remained on the scene until 0333 hours and damage was estimated at $40,000.00.

 
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  Minneapolis June 16, 2016 (Thu) 1021 West Broadway North Box 404J
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Commercial Building Run  #20,212
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  0421 Initial Alarm 4-2 4     5  
  0428 Full 1st Alarm 14 10 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn4, Deputy  
  0443 2-2 Alarm 16-11 11        
 
 

An Initial assignment was dispatched to reports of smoke coming from the front of a grocery/deli. First arriving Engine 4 gave a sizeup and requested a full assignment. Engine 4 laid a tank line to the interior and Engine 2 laid a supply line and backup line. Chief 5 took command of the fire. Other first alarm companies started pulling ceiling and opening up of the roof at the front of the building. Primary searches proved negative in the basement and on the first floor. Crews reported they found three separate ceilings that had to be pulled. When the Deputy arrived, he assumed Command and re-assigned Chief 5 to be the Interior Chief. Chief 4 was the ISO. Crews had to pull all three ceilings to get at the deep-seated fire in the front of the store. A second alarm was called for additional manpower to assist. Crews had to do extended overhaul to get at and extinguish all of the fire. The arson squad noted exposed electrical wires wrapped in tape near where most of the burning had been a the front of the store. It was deemed an accidental fire the result of a possible electrical malfunction. Damage was estimated at $29,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 0650 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis   There were no Extra Alarm Fires in Minneapolis for the month of July, 2016.  
       


  Minneapolis August 1, 2016 (Mon) 735 Kenwood Parkway Box 106A
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #26778
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1353 Full 1st Alarm 6-16-8 11-4 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn1, 3, Deputy  
  1415 2-2 Alarm 1-22 3     Bn2  
 
 

MFD units were dispatched to a reported fire in a dwelling on a 90+ degree day. Engine 6 arrived to a two-story home with smoke showing from the roof-line and reported all residents were reported to be outside. A resident was using a garden hose on the Bravo side of the large home. Chief 1 arrived and assumed command. Engine 6 laid a tank line, and Engine 16 was laying a supply line and backup line. Ladders 11 and 4 started primary searches. Engine 8 was the RIT company and put up egress ladders to the second floor. Engine 6 laid their line to the second floor and with Ladder 11ís assistance worked there way up into the cockloft. Rescue 1 did primary searches of the basement and first floor. Engine 6 reports smoldering fire in the cockloft area. Engine 6 then reports they are opening the walls on the A-B corner to get at the fire there. Chief 1 reports all primary searches are negative. Chief 3 assumed Interior Command. Ladder 4 opened a vent hole in the roof. A second alarm was requested. The Deputy assumed the Incident Commander of the fire. Engine 8 was sent to assist crews n the second floor and Engine 7 took over RIT duties. Engine 16 was designated as salvage company and laid covers on the first floor so crews could do a wash down on the second floor. Rescue 1 was used to open up the roof on the Bravo side so crews could get access to smoldering fire there. Crews continued to check for extensions and did their final wash-down. The Deputy placed the fire under control. This fire was deemed as accidental as a workman was working with a torch being used on the exterior of the home. Damage was estimated at $250,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 1724 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis August 5, 2016 (Fri) 2800 Pacific Street N Box 414G
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Industrial - Metal Shredding Plant Run  #27359
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1342 Full 1st Alarm 14-2-4 10-4 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn4, 5, Deputy  
  1345 2-2 Alarm 11-15 7     Bn1  
 
 

Crews were sent to a report of an explosion at a commercial metal shredding plant. Chief 4 arrived to see flames coming through the roof of a large three-story 150 x 300 commercial building and requested a 2-2 Alarm. Chief 4 reported visible fire on the west (C side) of the building and positioned Ladder 4 to the B side for possible aerial stream operations. Engine 14 laid a supply line to Ladder 4. Engine 4 found itís own hydrant and did a forward lay to the A side and laid a Blitz fire to the interior. Chief 5 became interior chief. A foreman reported that all of his workers were outside of the building. Engine 14 and Ladder 4 set up a master stream to the roof area. They reported extension to the roof on side C and Ladder 10 was repositioned there. Engine 2 assumed RIT. Chief 1 was assigned as ISO. Rescue 9 opened a large rear rollup door to evacuate smoke buildup. The fire was knocked down my master streams and Ladder 4 working as an aerial standpipe. Hand-lines were lsid off Ladder 4 to extinguish spot fires in the roof. Ladders 4, 7 and 10 opened up metal ceilings with roof saws. The fire was placed under control at 1510 hours, but crews remained on the scene for hours. There was heavy damage to the shredder and moderate damage to the roof, walls and other steel structures. The arson squad reported that the explosion was caused from some flammables products being crushed. Damage was estimated at $120,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 1715 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis August 19, 2016 (Fri) 1805 Polk Avenue NE Box 515E
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling and Garages Run  #29193
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1326 Initial Alarm 15-11 7     Bn5  
  1328 Full 1st Alarm 2 4 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn4, Deputy  
  0344 2-2 Alarm 1-4 10     Bn1  
 
 

This fire was originally reported as a detached garage fire, possibly from a lightning strike. When 9-1-1 operaors got additional calls, they upgraded the alarm to a full first alarm assignment. The wind-driven garage fire at 1805 Polk Street NE had quickly spread to dwellings at 1009 18th Avenue NE and to the exterior of the dwelling at 1017 18th Avenue NE. Engine 15 laid a tank line to 1009 18th Avenue NE, which had heavy fire venting through the roof. Engine 11 laid a supply line and a backup line to 1017 18th Avenue NE to extinguish fire on the outside of the dwelling. Chief 5 called for a second alarm. Ladder 7 did primary searches of 1009, evacuating the structure and then went to the second floor to open up the cockloft area. Ladder 7B grabbed their own hydrant and laid a supply line for possible aerial ladder operations. Rescue 9 laid a line off Ladder 7 and attacked the garage fire in rear as it collapsed into itself. Engine 2 was RIT until Engine 4 arrived. Engine 2 was directed to the garage fire in the rear. Engine 1 was directed to lay a line into the garage fire in the rear. Engine 2 supplied Engine 1. Ladders 4 and 10 opened up walls and ceilings on the second floor. After rehab, Ladder 7 assisted companies opening up C & D walls on the first floor. Minor extensions were found and extinguished. The fire was placed under control. Damage to the three structures was estimated at $100,000.00. Crews remained on the scene until 0559 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis August 23, 2016 (Tue) 1609 Elliot Avenue Box 101D
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #29770
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1601 Full 1st Alarm 1-6-7 11-3 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn1, 3, Deputy  
  1619 2-2 Alarm 5-8 4     Bn2  
 
 

Engine 6 and Chief 3 arrived to flames and smoke coming from third floor windows. Chief 3 assumed command. Engine 6 laid a tank line to the third floor. Engine 1 laid a supply line and a backup line. The fire was quickly extinguished on the third floor, but heat and smoke continued to increase. Chief 1 was the ISO. Engine 7 was RIT. Chief 3 pulled crews off the third floor down to the second floor to open up as there was fear of a flashover. Ladder 3 cut a hole in the roof. Crews found fire in second floor ceilings. A second alarm was requested. The Deputy assumed command and Chief 3 became Interior chief. After heat and gases were released through the hole in the roof, crews were sent back up to the third floor. Heavy fire was held to the third floor and roof area. Ladder 3ís aerial was raised to the roof and four egress ladders were also raised to the second and third floor windows. The arson squad determined that this fire was started by a laptop computer that overheated on a sectional couch on the third floor. Damage was estimated at $75,000.00 and crews remained on the scene until 1928 hours.

 
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  Minneapolis   There were no Extra Alarm Fire in Minneapolis for September, 2016  
       


  Minneapolis October 9, 2016 (Sun) 215 South 9th Street Box 106E
3-3 Alarm ( 3.00) Occupied Apartment Building Run  #35947
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1343 Full 1st Alarm 6-4-1 4-5 Rescue 1 MC, Salvage Bn3, 5  
  1345 Sp. Call   11     Deputy  
  1350 2-2 Alarm 5-11 2     Bn2, 1  
  1416 3-3 Alarm 16-2          
 
 

Ladder 11 arrived to report heavy smoke coming from a third floor window of a three-story apartment building. Engine 6 arrived and laid a large diameter tank line through the front door for an offensive attack. Ladder 11 A & B went to the third floor for primary searches. Rescue 1A assisted Ladder 11. Battalion Chief 3 assumed command on arrival. Rescue 1B raised Ladder 11ís aerial to the roof to cut vent holes. Engine 1 took a bundle and wyed off Engine 6ís line on the third floor. Engine 4 set up RIT in the front of the building. Ladder 4 arrived and positioned itself in the rear of the building. Ladder 4A went to the third floor to help pull ceiling and Ladder 4B raised their aerial to the roof to assist Rescue 1B with trench cuts. Chief 5 was the ISO. Chief 3 requested a 2-2 Alarm. Ladder 5 arrived and was told to back down 9th Street to position their tower at the A-B corner. Engine 11 was assigned to lay another line off Engine 6 to the third floor. Engine 4 was assigned to the rear of the building in case Ladder 4 needed a water supply for their tower. Engine 5 FMO was assigned to lay a dry supply line to Ladder 5. Engine 5ís crew was rotated through the third floor. Ladder 2 was assigned to do a primary search of the second floor, then assisted in the third floor and silenced the fire alarm. Chief 5 was reassigned to division 3. Battalion Chief 1 took over the ISO duties. Ladder 5ís crew was sent to the roof to assist with trench cuts. Engine 16 was assigned to lay a line off Engine 4 up the rear stairway to the third floor. Ladder 4B reported that the roof was getting spongy in the area they were working. Chief 3 ordered all companies off the roof and then ordered all companies out of the building and crews set up for an exterior attack. Engine 11 laid a supply line to Ladder 4. Chief 3 conducted a PAR check before ordering Ladder 4 and 5ís water towers charged. Engine 6ís supply line was moved to Ladder 11 for them to operate a water tower. After significant knock down of the flames, Chief 1 and Ladder 2 re-entered the building to check for stability of the building. Engines 1 and 6 and Ladder 4 were assigned to the third floor for overhaul. Engine 16 and Ladder 11 rotated in to assist with overhaul. Ladder 5 shut off gas and water service to the building. Rescue 1 and Engine 2 provided secondary searches of the building. The Salvage ran out of bottled water and Engine 7 responded with additional water. Engine 27 and Rescue 9 were special called to do a final wash-down and then assist occupants with retrieving some of their belongings. Exposure B was a surface parking lot that was full of Vikings game attendees and suffered damages from debris falling from the building. Police traffic crews assisted vehicle owners in removing their cars from the lot. Exposure D was a two-story commercial building that had some water seep through shared basement walls. The fire was declared under control at 1602 hours. Arson Investigators listed the cause of the fire as a faulty electrical outlet in apartment 307. Damage was estimated at $350,000.00

 
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  Minneapolis November 22, 2016 (Tue) 2302 Howard Street NE Box 515C
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #41982
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  2348 Full 1st Alarm 15-11-3 7-10 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn5, 4  
  0123 2-2 Alarm 27-1 2     Bn3, Deputy  
 
 

A full first alarm assignment responded to smoke from a 2-1/2-story duplex. Engine 15 arrived to smoke showing from the second floor and laid a tank line. Battalion Chief 5 arrived and assumed command. Ladder 7 started a primary search of the second floor. Engine 11 arrived, laid a supply line to Engine 15 and a backup line off of Engine 15. Engine 2 was RIT company. Ladder 10 was assigned to roof ventilation. Engine 15 knocked down the fire in the second floor while Engine 11 went up into the attic with their backup line. Both companies had to exit the building for air bottles. Ladder 10 ventilated the roof. A PAR check was completed by Chief 5 and all crews were clear. Rescue 9 and Ladder 7 were on the third floor and had trouble accessing the fire due to high heat. Chief 5 evacuated the building at that time. A PAR check was completed again and crews used hand lines on the Alpha and Bravo sides and a Blitzfine on the Charlie side. A second alarm was requested. Engine 1 laid a supply line into Ladder 7ís aerial tower and Engine 2 laid a supply line into Ladder 10ís aerial tower as fire had broken through the roof. Crews were able to knock down the bulk off the fire and crews switched back to an interior attack. Engine 27 used a tank line and Engine 1 operated a backup line with Ladder 2 assisting Rescue 9 and Ladder 10 with overhaul. The fire was placed under control. Damage was estimated at $330,000.00. The Arson Investigator listed this as accidental in nature.

 
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  Minneapolis December 20, 2016 (Tue) 1803 2nd Street N Box 404H
2-2 Alarm ( 2.25) Occupied Industrial - Recycling Plant Run  #45716
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1017 Full 1st Alarm 2-4-11 4-10 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn4, 5, Deputy  
  1026 2-2 Alarm 14-1 11     Bn1  
  1142 Sp. Call   5        
 
 

A full first-alarm assignment responded to the Northern Metal Recycling plant with Battalion Chief 5 arrived to heavy smoke coming from a 75 x 200í recycling plant. Engine 4 arrived and laid a 2-1/2Ē line into the yard with Engine 2 laying a supply line to supply them. Ladders 4 and 10 assisted. Crews reported encountering heavy smoke and fire through the roof and Chief 5 initiated a defensive exterior attack. A second alarm was called and the Deputy Chief assumed command of the fire. Two Blitzfires were directed into the building on division C that were effective in knocking down the fire. Ladder 4 raised its bucket on division A and knocked the fore down on the roofline. Engine 14 laid a regular line and a Blitzfire in division A to knock down fires in stacks of scrapped cars piled high in the building. Ladder 4ís tower would not self-level and had to be retracted. Ladder 5ís tower was special called to the scene. 10-83 arrived on the scene and fixed Ladder 4ís tower, which was put back into operation, releasing Ladder 5 from the scene. Battalion 1 and 10-6 were Incident Safety Officers. Chief 10-1 and 10-2 were also on the scene to help advice crews and coordination operations with gas, electric and city environment officials. Crews remained in a defensive mode after heat caused welds to break on the exterior of the building and a wall buckled and part of the ceiling collapsed. Additional crews were summoned to relieve crews and conduct additional overhaul. This fire was placed under control at 1226 hours and was later turned over to a building manager at 1434 hours. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was determined to be ignited spilled gas from a recycled vehicle that was being moved by a loader. Damage was estimated at $250,000.00

 
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  Minneapolis December 25, 2016 (Sun) 3037 Aldrich Avenue S Box 108G
2-2 Alarm ( 2.00) Occupied Dwelling Run  #46658
  Time Alarm Engines Ladders Squads Other Chiefs  
  1730 Full 1st Alarm 8-22-5 11-3 Rescue 9 MC, Salvage Bn1, 4, Deputy  
  1751 2-2 Alarm 7-16 4     Bn4  
 
 

This fire followed an earlier working fire at 46th and Cedar Avenue where crews had just knocked-down a fire in the basement of a dwelling. Engine 8 arrived on Aldrich and reported flames showing from the Bravo side attic. Engine 8 laid a tank line through the front door for an offensive interior attack. Engine 22 laid a supply line and a backup line. Engine 5 assumed RIT duties. Ladder 11 did primary searches of the second floor. Engine 8 found a scuttle access to the attic through a closet and was able to get water on the fire. Ladder 3 conducted primary searches of the first floor and basement. Battalion 5 assumed Incident Safety Officer duties. Ladder crews were needed to open up ceilings on the second floor. Engine 8 started to encounter heavy heat. Rescue 9B was directed to operate a Blitzfire on exposure B, as it was beginning to smoke. Chief 1 requested a second alarm for relief companies and a long overhaul, Fire began to flare up and out through the Delta side window, Rescue 9B was redirected to the Delta side exposure to protect it, Engine 2 was special called to assist crews at 1908 hours. Crews continued to find hot spots and do overhaul. Damage was estimated at $90,000.00. The cause of this fire was undetermined.

 
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