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Posted on: October 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Red Wing Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire on Brooks Avenue

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Warner
Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department

(October 8, 2022, Red Wing, Minn.) – At 1:34 a.m., the Red Wing Fire Department was dispatched to the 2200 block of Brooks Avenue for a report of a bedroom fire inside a residence. Firefighters/paramedics were on the scene within 7 minutes of receiving the call and confirmed all occupants had evacuated the structure. 

Crews used a transitional fire attack and placed the fire under control within 10 minutes of arrival. Two occupants were evaluated for smoke inhalation and released on scene. There were no injuries to emergency responders. 

The residence sustained significant fire and smoke damage to the main level, the Red Cross is working with the family to provide temporary housing. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Apparatus used on the scene included two fire engines, two ambulances, one ladder truck, and two chief officers. A total of 16 firefighters worked at the scene for approximately two hours. Red Wing Police Department, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Police, and Goodhue Fire Department assisted on scene of the incident. Ellsworth Fire and Ellsworth Ambulance provided station coverage during 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. 

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