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Posted on: August 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Red Wing Fire Department Incident Number 192351

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Mike Warner
Assistant Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department


Red Wing Fire Department Incident Number 192351 


On Wednesday August 7, 2019, at 18:02 the Red Wing Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in the Engine Compartment on a Boat on the “J” Dock at the Ole Miss Marina in Red Wing, MN. The Red Wing Fire Department arrived on scene at 18:07. Upon arrival there was a large 42-foot boat with fire and smoke coming from the boat. All of the occupants were out of the boat upon arrival. The Fire Department established command and started to extinguish the fire. The fire was under control within 35 minutes after arrival. The boat was towed to shore. Once on shore, overhaul was completed. A primary search was completed with no findings. There were two adjacent boats that had minor fire damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The scene was turned over to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.  

Less than 5 gallons of fuel spilled into the waterway. The Minnesota State Duty Officer was notified. The Red Wing C.A.R.E. group was notified and did not find any pooling of hazardous materials in the bay. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Red Wing Fire Department and the Marina Staff have deemed the waterway safe to operate in. Environmentally-safe firefighting foam was used to extinguish the fire. The remnants of the foam remain in the waterway. The foam will dissolve.  

Red Wing Fire Department responded to the scene with a 2 Fire Engines, 1 Fire Boat, 2 Ambulances, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Command Officer, and 1 Fire Marshall. There were a total of 21 firefighters on scene. Red Wing Fire Department was assisted on scene by Ellsworth Fire Department, Red Wing Police Department, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, City of Red Wing Ole Miss Marina Staff, Goodhue County Dispatch, and the Red Wing C.A.R.E. Group, Tow Boat US Red Wing.  


Red Wing Fire department is committed to helping anyone in need, providing exceptional fire suppression, advanced medical care, technical rescue, disaster management, fire prevention and public education. We are focused on operational readiness, department unity, professionalism and community engagement. 

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