For Immediate Release
August 27, 2020
Contact: Mike Warner, Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department
Red Wing Fire Department Responds to Down Power Lines, Finds Structure Fire
(August 26, 2020, Red Wing, Minn.) – On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 18:33 p.m. the Red Wing Fire Department was dispatched for power lines down and burning on a tree in the area of the 1700 block of Reichert Avenue in Red Wing. The firefighters checked the immediate area for hazards. The firefighters repositioned the fire engine and noticed the exterior of a house located three doors away on fire. The call was immediately upgraded to a structure fire response.
Red Wing firefighters found a fire on the exterior of the home. The fire was quickly extinguished. The occupants were outside of the residence and were unaware of the fire. The incident was placed under control within 10 minutes of arrival. Crews remained on the scene for approximately two hours while working with Xcel Energy. Due to the quick reaction and timing of the crew, the damage was contained to the exterior of the residence. The homeowners were able to return to their residence. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Red Wing Fire Department responding units included 1 Chief Officer, 2 Fire Engines, 1 Ambulance, and 1 Ladder truck. Goodhue County Dispatch assisted with the incident. Xcel Energy assisted on the scene.
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.