Assistant Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department
On Wednesday September 4, 2019, at 15:25, the Red Wing Fire Department responded to an Activated Fire Alarm in the 300 block of Guernsey Lane in Red Wing, MN. While responding Goodhue County Dispatch advised there was a fire in the rear of the building. The alarm was upgraded to a structure fire response. The Red Wing Fire Department arrived on scene at 15:32. Upon arrival there was a large indoor ice area with light smoke showing from the maintenance area. The Fire Department made entry into the building to find a fire in the cooling room in the building. The Fire Department extinguished the fire. The fire was under control within 15 minutes after arrival. The building had a working sprinkler system which was activated from the fire containing the fire to the room of origin. A primary search was completed with no findings. Smoke was found throughout the building. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The scene was turned over to the building occupant.
Red Wing Fire Department responded to the scene with 3 Fire Engines, 1 Ambulance,1 Ladder Truck, 1 Command Officer, and 1 Fire Marshall. There were a total of 19 firefighters on scene. Red Wing Fire Department was assisted on scene by Goodhue Fire Department, Red Wing Police Department, Red Wing Public School District, and Goodhue County Dispatch. Lake City Ambulance provide an Ambulance to cover Station 1 and Miesville Fire Department provided a Fire Engine to cover Station 2. The State Fire Marshalls Office was contacted due to the location of the incident but did not respond to the scene.
The Red Wing Fire Department reminds building owners the importance on maintaining a working sprinkler system and having a monitored fire alarm system.
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.