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  • Burnsville Fire Captain And 6-Year-Old's 14-Year Friendship Comes Full Circle After 36 years
    As a kid growing up in Chicago, Bill D’Agostino was fascinated by fire trucks. His first ride in one sealed his career choice. “That’s when I was bit by the bug,” D’Agostino said. Now, after 36 years with the Burnsville Fire Department, the longtime fire captain is retiring the end of February. “I didn’t understand the impact I had on this individual’s life,” he said.
    - PUB DATE: 2/20/2018 9:02:15 PM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4
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  • Fire Inside Waseca Walmart Prompts Evacuation
    The Minnesota State Fire Marshals Office is investigating was promoted a fire inside a Walmart in Waseca Tuesday night. According to the Waseca Fire Department, crews arrived on scene just before 7 p.m. and found a fire near the frozen food section of the store. The sprinklers had been activated and crews were able to put the fire out quickly, but are in the process of clearing smoke from the building.
    - PUB DATE: 2/21/2018 3:50:29 AM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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  • Duluth Firehouse cooks turn up the heat: Having each other’s back extends to the kitchen
    They huddled around the kitchen island shredding chicken into a big metal bowl. "It's always teamwork," said Dan Smith. It was almost dinnertime at the Duluth Fire Department, and Smith stirred a simmering red sauce with onions, roasted poblano peppers, cumin, chili powder, garlic, diced tomatoes and spicy hot V8.
    - PUB DATE: 2/21/2018 3:43:34 AM - SOURCE: Duluth News Tribune
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  • Ely House Fire Displaces 8 from 2 Families
    The Northland Fire Wire Reports that eight people from two families were displaced early Sunday morning as a result of a house fire in Ely. The fire was reported around 1:00 a.m. at 26 White Street. According to the report, all of the residents were able to safely evacuate the house, however one occupant was taken to the Ely hospital for possible smoke inhalation.
    - PUB DATE: 2/18/2018 10:27:14 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV
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  • Rochester Firefighters Respond to a Storage Unit on Fire
    On Saturday around 7:15 pm, firefighters were called to a report of a fire in one of the units at A & A Mini Storage in Rochester. When crews got to the scene smoke and flames could be seen coming out from one of the storage units. The business is located at 2301 Highway 14 West. On the scene, firefighters were seen cutting through several doors to move damaged items out of several units.
    - PUB DATE: 2/18/2018 2:08:49 AM - SOURCE: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
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  • 6 People Escape Safely from Building Fire in Minneapolis
    Six people escaped a house fire with no injuries Friday afternoon in Minneapolis. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews were called at about 2:40 p.m. to a structure fire on the 400 block of 7th Avenue Northeast. Six occupants of the home were able to evacuate prior to firefighter arrival.
    - PUB DATE: 2/19/2018 8:55:05 PM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • No Injuries Reported in Plymouth Fire
    No injuries were reported after a fire broke out in a residential garage in Plymouth Sunday evening. Plymouth fire Chief Rodger Coppa said the call came in as a garage fire on the 5100 block of Upland Avenue North at about 6:15 p.m. Coppa said crews bumped it to a two-alarm fire because of the size of the home and the difficulty of gaining access to the house.
    - PUB DATE: 2/18/2018 10:39:10 PM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • Fire destroys dairy barn filled with animals in Motley
    It was a horrific scene no farmer ever wants to see—a barn filled with animals being destroyed by a fire. Early Friday morning, Richard and Sally Swartz watched their barn just east of Motley in northern Minnesota burn to the ground. "It has not been a good day," Richard Swartz said in a telephone interview.
    - PUB DATE: 2/17/2018 2:45:18 PM - SOURCE: Park Rapids Enterprise
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  • Bemidji House Fire Causes Nearly $80,000 in Damage
    A house fire in Bemidji caused an estimated $80,000 in damages to the structure and contents after what appears to be a accidental fire. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a house fire around 11:00 Thursday morning in the Turtle River Township to find the garage attached to the house completely engulfed in flames and the fire spreading to the home.
    - PUB DATE: 2/16/2018 2:33:16 AM - SOURCE: KAWE-TV Lakeland Public TV
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  • Chaska Fire Department given grant
    The Chaska Fire Department was one of six volunteer fire departments in Minnesota that received a grant from RDO Equipment Co. Grants awarded to Minnesota fire departments will be used to address various needs, including the purchase of new gear and specialty equipment, according to a press release.
    - PUB DATE: 2/16/2018 3:54:09 AM - SOURCE:
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