City of Red Wing

Red Wing Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire

Wednesday, October 26 2011 12:00 AM

For Immediate Release                                                            Contact: Dan Simonson

10/26/2011                                                                              Fire Captain

                                                                                              Red Wing Fire Department



Red Wing Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire

(10/26/2011, Red Wing, Minn.) - On 10/26/2011 at 0258, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a structure fire at 2127 Frazier Street, Welch, MN 55089.

Firefighter/paramedics were on the scene within 15 minutes of receiving the call and utilized positive pressure interior attack to combat the fire. The primary search of the single family home was completed and the fire was extinguished approximately 15 minutes after arrival. There were no injuries.

There was damage to the homes interior and structural roof damage. The fire damage was contained to the living room and attic. There is, however, smoke damage to the homes interior.

The local Red Cross was on scene to provide assistance to the residents. Initial activities included fire suppression, ventilation and property preservation.

Apparatus used on the scene included 2 fire engines and 1 ambulance. A total of 8 full-time and 5 Paid-On-Call firefighters worked at the scene for more than 3 hours.

Considering the distant location of the home, response time is crucial. The department's staffed crew was enroute to the fire within 90 seconds from being dispatched. A shift's quick and aggressive response prevented significant damage to the house.

The cause of the fire, which originated in the chimney, is under investigation by the local Fire Marshal.

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.