City of Red Wing

Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics Respond to Structure Fire

Friday, October 21 2011 12:00 AM

For Immediate Release                                                          Contact:  Scott Will

10/21/2011                                                                              Fire Captain

                                                                                                Red Wing Fire Department



Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics Respond to Structure Fire


(Oct 21st 2011, Red Wing, Minn.) – On October 20th at 8:20pm, the Red Wing Fire Department

received a call reporting a structure fire at 433 Spring Creek Road South.


Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within eight minutes of receiving the call and utilized

exterior defensive fire techniques to combat the fire. The primary search of the house was

completed and the fire was extinguished approximately two hours after arrival. There was a

homeowner fatality associated with the fire.


The call for the fire was received from a neighbor who noticed fire venting from the house. The

main floor of the house was fully involved with fire upon arrival of the Fire Department. Heavy

damage was sustained throughout the entire structure.


Apparatus used on the scene included 2 fire engines, 1 ladder truck and 1 ambulance. A total

of 7 full-time and 16 Paid-On-Call firefighters worked at the scene for over 4 hours. The Red

Wing Fire Department Fire Marshal was being assisted by the State Fire Marshal with the



The cause of the fire, which is believed to have originated in the kitchen, is under investigation.


The mission of the Red Wing Fire Department is to enhance the safety and security of the

community by providing cost effective protection of life and property, through fire prevention,

public education, fire suppression and emergency medical care.