City of Red Wing

Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics respond to an appliance fire

Tuesday, August 31 2010 12:00 AM

For Immediate Release                                                                   Contact:  Scott Danielson

August 31, 2010                                                                               Captain, B Shift

                                                                                                           Red Wing Fire Department


Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics respond to an appliance fire 

(Aug. 31, 2010, Red Wing, Minn.) – On Aug. 31 at 11:06, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a dryer fire at 2118 Pioneer Road, # 104.   Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within 6 minutes of receiving the call and found the home full of smoke. Smoke was found emitting from an electric clothes dryer. Flames were contained to the inside of the dryer which suffered minor damage.  The fire was brought under control within minutes, using a minimal amount of water. The dryer was removed from the home and positive pressure fans were used to eject smoke from the structure. The structure sustained minimal smoke damage and no fire damage.   Apparatus used on the scene included 2 fire engines, and 1ambulance. A total of 9 full-time firefighters worked at the scene for 1 hour. The occupant was allowed to re enter the home following fire operations. There were no injuries to civilians or fire department personnel. “A fast response and quick action by fire fighters prevented the fire from spreading outside of the dryer” said Fire Chief Tom Schneider.  The cause of the fire 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.