Nine-minute YouTube clip shows the blaze from 2-1/2 minutes before Fridley firefighters' engine pulled up, through first minutes of their attack—including exploding car tires.
An eyewitness has posted dramatic video on YouTube showing the house fire just after midnight on Oct. 31, 2012 in the 6300 block of Jefferson Street NE in Fridley. The video starts about two and a half minutes before firefighters arrived, with the home's attached garage fully engulfed in flames. The first engine pulls up at about the 2:30 mark, and a ladder truck arrives at about 6:20 into the video. In the meantime, tires on a car parked in the driveway explode loudly at about the 4:20 mark. No one was hurt in the fire, which did not spread to the house except in a common attic space over both the house and garage, according to Fridley Fire Chief John Berg. Berg said Friday that his department's investigation has not reached a conclusion…
Twin Cities Fire Wire was there as an attached garage went up in flames early Wednesday.
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Fire in garage spread to common attic over garage and house, chief said.
Update (7 p.m. Wednesday): Twin Cities Fire Wire has posted dramatic night photos of Fridley firefighters battling the fire in an attached garage on Jefferson Street NE early Wednesday. Update (1 p.m. Wednesday): Here are some details about the overnight Jefferson Street NE house/garage fire, from an interview Wednesday morning with Fridley Fire Chief John Berg, that are not included in the written accounts below. Update (12:20 p.m. Wednesday): Fridley Fire Chief John Berg responded by email to questions about explosions reported at the Fridley Patch Facebook page by a neighbor of the house on Jefferson Street that suffered a fire early Wednesday morning: The two front tires on the car exploded. This happened while we were deploying the …