Thursday, March 29, 2012
Police: Looks like arson, unclear if linked to nearby blaze at mobile home park.
Updated (with photos from the scene): A snowmobile is a total loss, according to Fire Chief John Berg, after an early morning fire at the Park Plaza Co-op mobile home park in Fridley, and police said it appears someone intentionally started the fire. Berg said the fire also damaged the home at 1115 Onondaga Way NE—just two doors down from another manufactured home that went up in flames March 19. According to Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud, the Fridley Fire Department responded to a report of a snowmobile on fire at 4:46 a.m. from the resident at 1115 Onondaga Way NE: "At this time the fire does appear to be a case of arson. The case is under investigation by the Fridley Police Department. It is too early to tell if this is related to …
Where to make donations for Mitten the kitten and Onondaga Way family.
You can donate to help a Fridley family and their cat who lost their home in a March 19 fire. Mittens the kitten suffered burns to his paws and face, and remains in an Inver Grove Heights animal hospital. Southview Animal Hospital will accept donations toward the cost of his care from donors over the phone at 651-455-2258. WCCO-TV reported that a fund has been set up to help Ralph Manzi, Tammy Mateykiewicz and their two grandchildren recover from the fire. Send donations to: Ralph Manzi Fire Fund, Teamster’s Credit Union, 9422 Ulysses St. NE, Building 140, Blaine, MN 55434. Investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the fire as of last Friday. See a Facebook video of the fire here. Neighbor Natividad Seefeld, board chair at …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Someone took a TV from burned home at Park Plaza Co-op, a resident reported.
The kitten injured Monday in a fire at a Fridley home is "doing well," according to Natividad Seefeld, board president at Park Plaza Co-op manufactured-home park. "The little boy kitten named Mittens is doing well and is so sweet," said Seefeld by email Thursday morning. Seefeld said staff at Southview Animal Hospital in Inver Grove Heights have advised her that bandages on the kitten's paws will need to be changed regularly after he leaves the clinic. Fridley and Anoka County officials said Wednesday the cause and origin of the fire at 1129 Onondaga Way NE remain under investigation. An adult and two children escaped without being hurt. But Seefeld said the fire "has changed a family's life and has made things so hard for them. Thank …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Investigation continues into Monday blaze at Park Plaza Co-op.
Investigators are still mulling over the evidence from a fire at a Fridley manufactured-home park Monday afternoon. "The Anoka County Fire Investigation Team conducted the scene investigation and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department was in the process of interviewing people involved with the property and witnesses to the fire," Fridley Fire Chief John Berg said by email Tuesday. The Sheriff’s department is part of the Fire Investigation Team, Berg said. A department spokesman confirmed that they haven't decided what started the blaza on Onondaga Way NE in the Park Plaza Co-op manufactured-home park. "The cause and origin of the fire are not known at this time and the case remains under investigation," Cmdr. Paul Sommer of the Anoka …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Three residents are OK; small cat suffered burns.
Update (10:45 p.m. Tuesday): There is word this morning on the condition of the kitten injured in the residential fire Monday at Park Plaza Co-op manufactured home park in Fridley. Natividad Seefeld, co-op board president, reports on Mittens via email: I took it to Southview Animal Hospital in Inver Grove Heights as I have been with them since around 1995 or so. They are the best and most caring place one would ever want to take their pet. The staff are always so kind and gentle. I got a call this morning that the little boy Mittens will make it. All 4 paws are wrapped and will need to be for a bit. He was given pain meds right away and kept at the hospital. They will keep him until they hear if the family can take him. Thank you tons to …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The FFD put out another fire Thursday at Fridley Terrace.
Fridley Fire Department was back at Fridley Terrace manufactured-home park Thursday afternoon to put out a fire under a deck at a residence at the north end of West Circle NE. Fire Chief John Berg said it was a smoldering fire that would be under investigation Friday. He also said it was unrelated to a much bigger fire Tuesday morning in the back half of another residence at the park, totaling the structure. A man inside that home went to the hospital for chest pains and was released, Berg said. Another Fridley Terrace residence suffered a fire in April. Fires in manufactured-home parks can leap from one structure to another more easily than in neighborhoods with more space between buildings. The Tuesday fire also spread to a shed building…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
He went to the hospital where he was under observation after the fire.
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Signs of resident-owners making improvements—like new signs.
It’s been less than a year since Park Plaza manufactured-home community became one of the first few cooperatives of its kind in the state, but members are working hard to make the place that they live—and own—a better place. Board of Directors President Natividad Seefeld, who last February was one of the board members to sign papers to buy the manufactured-home community, has been instrumental throughout the process, and now is at the lead as the board continues to make changes to better for their community. Energy Project For example, Seefeld met with Renewable Energy in hopes that the business would take on Park Plaza on a project to help cut homeowners energy bills in half. The company offers ways to add equipment to reduce costs. “…
Sunday, April 17, 2011
No one was hurt in the blaze at an unoccupied residence.
Fire hit a home in the 1000 block of North Circle NE at the Fridley Terrace manufactured-home park Saturday night. No one was hurt, according to Sgt. Rick Crestik of the Fridley Police Department. A neighbor reported the fire at 9:27 pm. and police arrived two minutes later to find heavy smoke at the unoccupied home, he said. They soon saw flames inside the residence, Crestik said, and neighboring residences were evacuated. The scene was cleared at 11:33 p.m., according to Crestik. Twin Cities Fire Wire reports it took crews about 15 minutes to put down the fire, with handlines bringing water from Engine 3. The Fridley Fire Department is investigating the blaze, he said. Fires occur occasionally at Fridley's manufactured home parks. "I've …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Members of the Park Plaza Cooperative purchased their manufactured-home community Tuesday, making it the fifth such resident-owned co-op in Minnesota.
Board members of the new Park Plaza Cooperative in Fridley were all tears and smiles Tuesday as they signed paperwork to buy their manufactured-home community. “I was bawling my eyes out,” said Natividad Seefeld, interim president of Park Plaza Cooperative. “It was an unbelievable feeling.” The 90-home cooperative is the fifth of its kind in Minnesota, according to Kevin Walker, housing development director at Northcountry Cooperative Foundation (NCF), a non-profit organization that supports cooperative projects through training, research, education and development assistance. Over the last year, staff at NCF have supported the residents of Park Plaza Estates in forming a cooperative and preparing to purchase the property, where the …