City of Red Wing

Red Wing Fire Department Responds To A Vehicle Fire

Monday, October 31 2011 12:00 AM
(10/31/2011, Red Wing, Minn.) - On October 29th at 1:34pm, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a vehicle fire in the Tyler road South Mall parking lot near Great Clips.

Upon arrival, the mini-vans engine compartment was completely engulfed with fire, and was spreading to the passenger compartment of the vehicle.  Firefighters extinguished the fire in about five minutes with CAFS (compressed air foam system).  No injuries to emergency responders or anyone else resulted. 

The vehicle which was owned by Lucy Halvorson of Red Wing was a total loss.

Red Wing Fire Department Engine 11 and medic 4 responded with a total of four firefighters.

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.

Contact: Scott Will

Fire Captain, Red Wing Fire Department