For Immediate Release Contact: Dan Simonson
06/12/2011 Fire Captain
Red Wing Fire Department
Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics Respond to Structure Fire
(06/12/2011, Red Wing, Minn.) - On 06/12/2011 at 11:14, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a structure fire at 2077 Other Day Road, in Welch Township.
Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within 14 minutes of receiving the call and utilized a defensive attack to combat the fire. The primary search determined a single family home and detached garage were completely engulfed and the fire was extinguished approximately 45 minutes after arrival. No injuries to emergency responders or anyone else resulted.
The single family home was a total loss and the detached garage had major fire damage and was contained to the structure. There is, however, heat and smoke damage to two other homes on the same lot. The local Red Cross was on scene to provide assistance for the residents.
Initial activities included fire extinguishment of two structures and exposure protection of three additional structures on the property.
Apparatus used on the scene included 3 fire engines, 1 ladder truck and 1 ambulance. A total of 9 full-time and 16 Paid-On-Call firefighters worked at the scene for over 7 hours.
A rapid response and an aggressive fire attack prevented damage to two additional homes on the property.
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.