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Posted on: November 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Red Wing Fire Department Responds to Fire at ADM


For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Warner
Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department

(November 15, 2021, Red Wing, Minn.) — Today at 7:26 am, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a grain bin fire at ADM, 127 Lagrange Street, Red Wing. One firefighter was injured and transported to Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Wing with minor injuries. 

Firefighters were on the scene within (2) minutes of receiving the call. Firefighters found fire inside a cement grain bin, which housed flack seed, and gained access from the top of the bin to extinguish the fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire approximately five hours after their arrival. 

There was no structural damage to the grain bin. There is, however, water, fire, and smoke damage to the remaining grain in the affected bin. Initial activities included searching the area and ensuring the fire did not spread to the affected grain plant. Firefighters continued to extinguish the fire as well as remove the grain. The cause of the fire, which originated in the grain bin, is still under investigation. 

Apparatus used on the scene included five fire engines, two ladder trucks, two ambulances, one chief officer, and two utility vehicles. A total of 40 firefighters worked at the scene for more than five hours. Red Wing was assisted on scene by Ellsworth with a ladder truck, Lake City with a ladder truck, Goodhue with a fire engine, Zumbrota with a fire engine, and Ellsworth with an ambulance. Cannon Falls provided station coverage with a fire engine. Goodhue County Sheriffs Dispatch, as well as Red Wing Police, assisted. 

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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