State News

  • Unable to find willing fire chief, Falcon Heights contracts with Roseville for the role
    Unable to find a candidate willing to take on the role as their new fire chief, the city of Falcon Heights voted Wednesday to have Rose­ville’s fire department assume the chief’s responsibilities for one year. The unanimous vote by Falcon Heights’ City Council comes several weeks after Roseville’s council agreed to the $40,000 contract, in which they would take responsibility for all administrative and command services, as well as a department-wide audit.
    - PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 12:48:18 PM - SOURCE: - Metered Site
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  • One person injured, dog killed in New Brighton apartment complex fire
    A fire at a New Brighton apartment building sent one person to the hospital and killed one dog, according to the New Brighton Department of Public Safety. Firefighters responded Thursday at 1:30 p.m. after receiving a report of smoke and flames coming from the patio door of a first floor apartment at 800 block of West County Road D.
    - PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 3:50:38 PM - SOURCE: KMSP-TV My Fox 9 Twin Cities
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  • Duluth Firefighters Donate Over $5K Worth of Gifts to Salvation Army
    Making sure every child receives a gift is huge during the holiday season. Each year, the Salvation Army rings their bells on behalf of the cause and for the last 17 years, the Duluth Fire Department has responded. “This is pretty much our greatest day of the year,” Rob Morehouse, firefighter for the Duluth Fire Department said.
    - PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 2:24:13 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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  • Firefighters respond to residence in NE Austin
    Multiple fire crews have responded to a duplex fire on the 800 block of 6th Ave NE in Austin. Fire officials on scene tell ABC 6 News no one was home at the time and they have not made contact with the occupants of the two-story duplex. Flames and heavy smoke was seen in the air and firefighters were seen gearing up with oxygen tanks as they entered the home.
    - PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 5:47:05 PM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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  • Minnesota drops to 48th in the nation for fire department funding
    In emergencies, money is usually the last thing on people's minds. If someone needs help, you save them no matter the cost. For fire chiefs like John Cunningham, the cost of saving lives is more expensive than ever. "At the end of the day, when someone calls 911 we have to respond no matter what.” Cunningham is the fire chief in Brooklyn Park and also the president of the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association.
    - PUB DATE: 12/11/2019 4:42:55 PM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11
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  • Follow Up: Duluth Fire Department Welcomes New Fire Marshal Sandy McComb
    VIDEO: The city of Duluth has welcomed a new fire marshal. Sandy McComb is a 22-year veteran of the department and the second woman to be a fire marshal. She has spent her time at the department doing everything from firefighting to heavy equipment operation. Now she is ready to take on her new role as fire marshal.
    - PUB DATE: 12/11/2019 8:37:51 PM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV Fox 21
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  • Firefighters Battle Esko Home Fire In Freezing Temps
    A space heater is believed to be the cause of a small structure fire in Esko on Wednesday. Wrenshall, Carlton and Esko fire departments responded to the fire around 11 a.m. on Erickson Road. Officials say they take extra precautions during these cold temperatures making scene safety a top priority for firefighters.
    - PUB DATE: 12/11/2019 4:47:15 PM - SOURCE: KQDS-TV Fox 21
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  • Sandy McComb Promoted as Fire Marshal for Duluth Fire Department
    The Duluth Fire Department has promoted Sandy McComb as the next fire marshal. McComb is the second female to join the Duluth Fire Department(DFD) leadership team, the most that the department has had in its history. McComb was promoted from Deputy Fire Marshal, a position she served since 2015. She was initially hired with the Duluth Fire Department as a firefighter and then served as a fire equipment operator.
    - PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 4:45:37 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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  • Man charged with arson after allegedly setting fire to Mankato apartment laundry room
    Blue Earth County charges a man with arson in an apparent laundry room fire at a Mankato apartment Saturday afternoon. Ashish Puri faces two felony counts first-degree arson and one felony count of criminal damage to property. According to a criminal complaint, witnesses described a man who officers believe to be Puri set fire to the building's laundry room.
    - PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 7:57:08 AM - SOURCE: KEYC-TV Fox 12 Mankato
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  • Firefighters Endure Bitter Cold & Ice Battling Oakdale Fire
    Firefighters had a challenging night in Oakdale, battling flames and subzero temperatures. The call dispatched Oakdale Fire around 12:40 a.m., to a senior living community on Granada Avenue. Reports were that there was a fire on the roof of a townhome. Oakdale Fire evacuated everyone in the unit and adjoining ones.
    - PUB DATE: 12/10/2019 5:42:06 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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