For Immediate Release
Contact: Peter Hanlin
Assistant Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department
(February 8, 2022, Red Wing, Minn.) – At 3:23 p.m., the Red Wing Fire Department was dispatched to the 500 block of Webster Street for a report of a kitchen fire inside a residence.
Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within 3 minutes of receiving the call and confirmed all occupants had evacuated the structure. Crews used an interior fire attack and placed the fire under control within 5 minutes of arrival. There were no injuries to emergency responders or civilians.
The residence sustained significant smoke and fire damage to the main level, and the Red Cross is working with the family to provide temporary housing. The cause of the fire appears to be cooking related.
Apparatus used on the scene included three fire engines, one ambulance, and one chief officer. A total of 15 firefighters worked at the scene for approximately 90 minutes. Red Wing Police Department, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, and Red Wing Public Works assisted on the incident.
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.