For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Warner
Red Wing Fire Department
(September 21, 2022, Red Wing, Minn.) – On September 21, 2022, at 1:03 p.m., the Red Wing Fire Department was dispatched to Highway 61 and Fern Avenue for a two-vehicle accident with one of the vehicles then hitting a house and striking the gas meter. Xcel Energy was requested to the scene while responding.
Firefighter/Paramedics were on the scene within three minutes of receiving the call and identified an accident scene spread across both directions of Highway 61. Three patients were transported from the scene with two requiring extrication. A portion of the home sustained significant damage and was turned over to the homeowner following the incident. Highway 61 was shut down for approximately one hour while emergency crews stabilized and cleared the incident.
Apparatus used on the scene included three fire engines, three advanced life support ambulances, and two chief officers. The Red Wing Police Department, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Red Wing Public Works, Goodhue County Dispatch, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Xcel Energy-Gas/Electric assisted on the scene. Miesville Fire and Ellsworth Ambulance were called to provide fire and ambulance coverage for the city while Red Wing crews were 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.