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Posted on: May 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Red Wing Fire Department Responds to Boat Fire in Storage Yard

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Warner
Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department

(May 24, 2023, Red Wing, Minn.) – On May 24 at 12:30, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a fire in a boat in the 1300 Block of Levee Road, Red Wing. 

Firefighters were on the scene within four minutes of receiving the call, and one boat was on fire in the storage yard. The fire was extinguished approximately fifteen minutes after arrival. There were no injuries reported. There was significate fire damage to the affected boat. Initial activities included preventing further damage to the nearby building, as well as extinguishing the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Apparatus used on the scene included two fire engines, two ambulances, and two chief officers. A total of 15 firefighters worked at the scene for one hour. Red Wing Public Works, Red Wing Police Department, and Goodhue County Sheriff’s Dispatchers assisted the Red Wing Fire Department. 

Red Wing Fire Department units were already engaged in one emergency medical call at the time of dispatch for this 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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