For Immediate Release
Contact: Peter Hanlin
Assistant Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department
(February 9, 2022, Red Wing, Minn.) At 2:32 a.m., the Red Wing Fire Department was dispatched to the 100 block of Red Wing Ave North for a report of a structure fire inside a residence.
Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within five minutes of receiving the call and confirmed a working fire in the home’s attic. Crews confirmed all occupants had evacuated the structure and began an interior fire attack. The fire was placed under control within 10 minutes of arrival, and crews remained on scene for approximately 90 minutes performing overhaul. There were no injuries to emergency responders or civilians.
The residence sustained smoke and fire damage. The Red Cross is working with the residents to provide temporary housing. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Red Wing Fire Marshal.
Apparatus used on the scene included two fire engines, one ladder truck, two ambulances, and one chief officer. A total of 14 firefighters worked at the scene. Red Wing Police Department, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, and Xcel Energy assisted on the incident. Miesville Fire and Ellsworth EMS also provided assistance.
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.