For Immediate Release Contact: Dan Simonson
06/24/2011 Fire Captain
Red Wing Fire Department
Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics Respond to Structure Fire
(06/24/2011, Red Wing, Minn.) - On 06/24/2011 at 23:03, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a structure fire at 6063 Mt Carmel Road in Welch Township.
Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within 12 minutes of receiving the call and utilized an exterior attack to combat the fire and protect the house near the burning structure. The fire was extinguished approximately 60 minutes after arrival. No injuries to emergency responders or anyone else resulted.
The detached building was a total loss and was contained to the structure of origin. A motor home, car, boat and ATV were destroyed in the fire, but the house was saved.
Initial activities included fire extinguishment, protection of exposures and salvage and overhaul.
Apparatus used on the scene included 2 fire engines, and 1 ambulance. A total of 8 full-time and 4 Paid-On-Call firefighters worked at the scene for over 5 hours. Miesville Fire Department assisted with water supply operations.
Prompt reporting and a fast response time saved the residence from fire damage. Always remember to give as much information as possible to the 911 operator to ensure quick and proper response by emergency services.
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.