For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Warner
Red Wing Fire Department
(October 24, 2022, Red Wing, Minn.) – At 1:15 a.m., the Red Wing Fire Department was dispatched to the 2400 Block of Sunny Meadow Lane for a report of a residential structure fire.
Firefighters/paramedics were on the scene within four minutes of receiving the call and confirmed all occupants had evacuated the structure. Firefighters found a fully involved residential structure and crews used a defensive fire attack to extinguish the fire. The fire was under control within 1 hour and 30 minutes of arrival. The high wind speed contributed to the fast spread of the fire. A subsequent grass fire was located and extinguished as well. There were no injuries to residents or emergency responders.
The residence sustained significant fire damage to the entire structure, 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 three fire engines, one ambulance, one ladder truck, and two chief officers. A total of 31 firefighters worked at the scene for approximately five hours. Red Wing Police Department, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Excel Energy Gas, and Electric, Lake City Fire Department, and Ellsworth Fire Department assisted on the 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.