On Dec. 17, 2013 at 2:33pm, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a structure fire at 410 Grace St.
Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within three minutes of receiving the call. Fire was found in a second story bedroom. The fire was extinguished approximately ten minutes after arrival. All occupants were safely out of the house upon the Fire Department’s arrival. No injuries to emergency responders or anyone else resulted.
Fire damage was confined to a small attic space in the bedroom with heavy smoke damage to second story along with some smoke damage to first floor of the residence.
Initial activities included searching the building and ventilating the smoke via a window in the room of origin.
Apparatus used on the scene included 1 fire engine, 1 ladder truck and 1 ambulance. A total of 7 full-time firefighters worked at the scene for over 1 ½ hours.
The presence of working smoke detectors alerted the occupants. The Red Wing Fire Department wants to remind residents to be vigilant in ensuring that they have working smoke detectors with fresh batteries in every bedroom and on every level of their home.
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.
Contact: Jim Eppen
Red Wing Fire Department