Saturday, February 16, 2013
Crews came from as far away as Brooklyn Park, Twin Cities Fire Wire reported.
Update (5:15 p.m. Saturday): Twin Cities Fire Wire has added a dozen photos to the site's original post on the Feb. 15, 2013 house fire on 39th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights. Three new photos by Twin Cities Fire Wire newly uploaded to this post show Fridley Fire Department firefighters on the scene. Original post (9 a.m. Saturday): The Fridley Fire Department and crews from three other cities hurried to Columbia Heights last night to lend assistance at the scene of a house fire Friday night in the 1800 block of 39th Avenue NE, according to scanner reports and Twin Cities Fire Wire. Ice clung to the west side of the one-story house just north of Hart Lake Saturday morning, with a blackened storage trunk and other posessions from the house …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Firefighters got hoses ready but a 2-1/2-gallon water extinguisher took care of the grease cooking fire.
Twin Cities Fire Wire was on the scene for a house fire in Fridley on Monday that sounded worse than it turned out to be. Photos and description tell how crews prepared for a fight but ended up putting out the kitchen cooking fire with a fire extinguisher. Everyone got out of the two-story home in the 6300 block of Benjamin Street NE, although one person who tried to put out a grease fire with water was taken to the hospital with burns, Fridley Fire Chief John Berg told Patch. No firefighters were hurt. Damage to the house was minimal. Links:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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 …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Resident and dog escaped blaze in 6700 block on Thursday.
Here are more photos of the Aug. 16, 2012, house fire in the 6700 block of Seventh Street NE, Fridley, across from Terrace Park. These photos are courtesy of Twin Cities Fire Wire, where you can find another post with more photos and information about the incident. The Patch video shows Fridley firefighters battling the blaze as smoke pours from the attic, and then later when a spray of water from a firehose shoots up from the top of the roof.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Man, dog got out OK; Chief expresses surprise at how quickly crews knocked down fire.
A Fridley police officer woke a man sleeping in a burning house in Fridley Thursday, helping the resident and his dog to safety, according to Fridley Fire Chief John Berg. Officer Christopher Knight was first on the scene, along with a fire inspector, shortly before 3 p.m., after a neighbor reported smoke coming from the house in the 6700 block of Seventh Street NE, across from Terrace Park. Berg said the fire gutted a three-season porch at the rear of the house and burned attic areas. The first floor of the home also suffered damage, he said. He said the house wasn't in liveable condition but was reparable. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No fire fighters were hurt. The cool air temperature made conditions better for …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Initial reports of a house fire turned out to be a minor incident on the south shore of Harris Lake.
Fridley Fire Department crews responded shortly after 11:30 a.m. Saturday to what was first reported on Anoka County Emergency Dispatch as a possible house fire in the 1600 bock of Camelot Lane. Within 45 minutes all units—including Engine 1 with a crew of one, Engine 2 with a crew of three, and Rescue 1—were clear of the scene on the south shore of Harris Lake. According to scanner reports, crews put out what turned out to be a small wall fire shortly before noon. A Fridley police officer on the scene said there had been no fire but residents had been concerned about a possible fire.