State News

  • Boat rental building at Silver Lake damaged by fire
    The Rochester Fire Department was called to Silver Lake shortly before 4:30 a.m Wednesday for a fire. Officials said the boat rental building at the lake was on fire when crews arrived. The building sustained heavy fire damage that is estimated at a value of $25,000. The cause of the fire is unknown and no injuries were reported.
    - PUB DATE: 8/12/2020 10:01:08 AM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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  • St. Paul hotel fire set intentionally, investigators say
    Tuesday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the St. Paul Fire Department, St. Paul Police Department and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division, announced that a hotel fire in St. Paul on Aug. 4 was determined to have been intentionally set. Investigators reviewed video footage, talked to witnesses and were able to determine the fire was purposefully set.
    - PUB DATE: 8/11/2020 5:07:56 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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  • 1 dead after Duluth apartment fire
    A man is dead after an overnight fire in Duluth, despite the valiant efforts of fellow residents that tried to save him. Duluth fire crews were dispatched to the 8-unit building at 631 East 3rd Street just after 2:30 a.m. on reports of a structure fire. They arrived to find tenants had pulled a man out of the unit where the fire began, and were performing CPR on him.
    - PUB DATE: 8/11/2020 8:14:18 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis
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  • Duluth Fire Department app helps save man alone, paralyzed on rural bike trail
    On August 10, 2019, Brok Hansmeyer's life was forever changed. What started as an afternoon of fun on the trail, quickly turned ugly. But if not for cutting edge technology, there's a chance it would've been deadly. The Duluth Realtor was off the clock and planned to hit the trails. He was hoping to have what he called a "bachelor night".
    - PUB DATE: 8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KBJR-TV NBC 6 Superior
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  • Fire damages Virginia home
    All residents had safely evacuated the house when firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported at the scene and the American Red Cross is assisting the residents. The fire was mostly contained to the basement area, with some extension to the first floor. The entire house received varying degrees of smoke damage.
    - PUB DATE: 8/9/2020 8:51:00 AM - SOURCE: Duluth News Tribune
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  • Crews Knock Down House Fire In Southeast Minneapolis; None Hurt
    Minneapolis firefighters battled a house fire early Monday morning after severe storms rumbled over the metro overnight, dropping hail and frequent lightning. The Minneapolis Fire Department says crews responded around 5 a.m. to a vacant home on the 100 block of Seymour Avenue Southeast, in the city’s Prospect Park neighborhood.
    - PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 6:15:46 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
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  • No One Hurt After Firefighters Battle Flames At Bloomington Home
    Bloomington firefighters say no one was hurt after crews knocked down a house fire in the south metro city early Monday morning. The Bloomington Fire Department says crews responded to a fire at a home on the 9800 block of First Avenue South, just across the street from John F. Kennedy High School. Crews quickly dealt with the fire, and reported that no one was hurt by the flames.
    - PUB DATE: 8/10/2020 7:20:44 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
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  • Claremont building deemed a total loss after Friday fire
    Firefighters on the Range put out a small Gilbert garage fire Friday evening. It happened on the 100 block of East Michigan Avenue. According to the Northland FireWire, flames were contained to the attic of the garage. No injuries were reported. Gilbert, Eveleth, Fayal Township and Virginia firefighters responded.
    - PUB DATE: 8/7/2020 12:45:18 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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  • Firefighters put out small Gilbert garage fire
    Firefighters on the Range put out a small Gilbert garage fire Friday evening. It happened on the 100 block of East Michigan Avenue. According to the Northland FireWire, flames were contained to the attic of the garage. No injuries were reported. Gilbert, Eveleth, Fayal Township and Virginia firefighters responded.
    - PUB DATE: 8/7/2020 6:06:00 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV ABC 10 Duluth
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  • Duluth: Classic cars drive-by thanks police & firefighters for their service
    Over one hundred classic cars drove by police and fire stations across the Northland Saturday to thank them for their service. The cars met at Barker's Island. They then drove through Duluth, Carlton, Cloquet, Scanlan and Proctor to wave at, cheer for and thank police and firefighters. For one participant, this thank you was personal because first responders saved his life.
    - PUB DATE: 8/8/2020 2:28:23 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV ABC 10 Duluth
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