(9/11/210, Red Wing, Minn.) – On 9/10/2010 at 9:03 pm, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a structure fire at 312 Tyler Rd South. Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within 8 minutes of receiving the call and utilized defensive and exterior firefighting techniques to combat the fire. The fire was extinguished approximately two hours after arrival.No injuries to emergency responders or anyone else resulted. Heavy fire and smoke damage was sustained throughout the house.
Initial activities included exterior extinguishment, and roof ventilation suppression to suppress the fire before firefighters could gain access to the interior of the house.
Apparatus used on the scene included 2 fire engines, brush truck and an ambulance. A total of 7 full-time and 9 Paid-On-Call firefighters worked at the scene for approximately 4 hours.
The residents were not home when the fire originated. Passers by called 911 when flames vented from the house. Upon arrival, flames were exiting through the door and windows of an attached wing of the house and fire had spread to multiple attic spaces. The cause of the fire, which is believed to have originated in the kitchen area, 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.
Scott WillCaptain Red Wing Fire Dept. Red Wing Fire Department