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Posted on: August 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Red Wing Fire Department Responds to Brush Fire

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Warner
Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department

(August 05, 2022, Red Wing, Minn.) – On August 5 at 3:15 pm, the Red Wing Fire Department responded to a 911 call of multiple fires in the ditch in the area of Highway 19 spread over approximately a 2-mile stretch.

Red Wing firefighters arrived on scene approximately ten minutes later to find a large brush fire covering approximately 2 acres, primarily in the 200 block of Highway 19. The blaze was placed under control within 30 minutes of arrival, and crews remained on scene for another 35 minutes to check for hot spots. No injuries were reported, and no buildings were damaged. Recent dry conditions, high temperatures and 30 mph wind gusts contributed to the spread of the fire. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Two fire engines, one ambulance, two brush units, and one chief officer responded from RWFD. Assisting agencies included Goodhue Fire Department, Cannon Falls Fire Department, Miesville Fire Department, Prairie Island Police Department, Red Wing Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota DNR, Goodhue County Dispatch and Xcel Energy at 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. 

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