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Roof CrewThe CAFD responded an electrical fire at 1306 Jean Marie Street at 17:47 Sunday evening. Upon arrival Battalion 4 found heavy smoke mixed with the rain and fog throughout the neighborhood, and requested a full structural fire response from Stations 2 and 3.

Units found heavy fire in the attic space of a single family residential home with all occupants safely out of the building. Interior attack crews pulled the ceiling in the main floor bathroom and found heavy fire with structural involvement above them, with the roof structure showing signs of failure. Multiple handlines were deployed and the roof was laddered and ventilated to gain access to the fire in the attic space.

Command StagingCrews were able to contain the fire to the attic space and conducted salvage operations to limit damage within the residence to the original bathroom. There were no injuries, and Engines 1, 2, 31, Tower 1, Medic 9, Battalions 2, 3, Chief 1, and Safety operated on scene. With the majority of District resources committed, additional staff from the CAFD and Carlton Fire Department provided stand-by coverage in case of additional incidents. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Golden Gate MotelAn early morning fire at the Golden Gate Motel caused severe damage to multiple housing units.  CAFD units were called at 01:57 Thursday morning for a structure fire at 3202 River Gate Avenue.  Units arrived to find heavy fire involving a motel unit and the front of the two story structure.  Attack lines were pulled and suppression efforts rapidly contained the fire.  The fire completely gutted one unit, damaged two adjacent units and the apartment above.


There were no injuries and a cat was safely removed from the upstairs apartment.  Due to power and utility disruption, 32 people were displaced.  The American Red Cross is working to find alternative housing for the residents  CAFD units were on the scene for approximately two hours and  included Battalion 2, Engines 1, 2, & 31, Tower 1, Chief 1, Safety & Cloquet PD.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation this morning.

CAFD Medic and Rescue units were kept busy with motor vehicle crashes on Monday, roads were wet from recent snow but slippery roads were not believed to be a factor. A two vehicle crash sent two people to the hospital, one with moderate injuries, and a rollover crash later in the evening on I-35 had no injuries.

As winter begins and many roads are covered in ice and snow, many drivers' worst fears are realized: accidents that result in car damage, injuries, or even death are more frequent than during warmer weather. To avoid many of the problems: Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be safe!!

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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