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Posted on: March 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Red Wing Fire Department Responds to Fire at S.B. Foot Tanning Company


For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Warner
Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department

(March 24, 2022, Red Wing, Minn.) – At 10:16 a.m., the Red Wing Fire Department was dispatched to a fire inside S.B. Foot Tanning Company. While responding, a report from staff on site indicated an active fire, and the response was upgraded to a structure fire. 

Firefighter/paramedics were on scene within 4 minutes of receiving the initial call and confirmed a fire inside of a machine. Crews extinguished the fire within 5 minutes from arrival containing the damage to the area of origin. Crews remained on scene for approximately 60 minutes performing overhaul and ventilation. There were no injuries to emergency responders or civilians. 

The building sustained minor smoke damage and was turned over to staff following the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Apparatus used on the scene included two fire engines, one ambulance, and one chief officer. A total of 12 firefighters responded to the incident. Red Wing Police Department, dispatchers from Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Lake City Fire Department, Ellsworth Fire Department, and Ellsworth EMS 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. 

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