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For Immediate Release
Contact: Peter HanlinAssistant Fire ChiefRed Wing Fire Department651.388.7141
(August 26, Red Wing, Minn.) – On August 26, 2023, at 8:55 pm, the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a structure fire in the 200 Block of East Fifth Street in Red Wing.
Firefighters/paramedics were on the scene in 2 minutes and 34 seconds of receiving the call. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from the roof and initiated an offensive fire attack. Fire was located in an exterior wall which had spread into the attic space. The fire was extinguished and the incident was placed under control in approximately 35 minutes. Crews remained on scene performing overhaul and investigating the cause of the fire for an additional 2 hours.
The residence sustained significant fire and smoke damage. Occupants were home at the time of the fire but were able to safely evacuate. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Apparatus used on the scene included three fire engines, one ladder truck, one ambulance, and one chief officer. Red Wing Police Department and Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office Dispatchers assisted the Red Wing Fire Department on the incident. Ellsworth Fire and Ellsworth Ambulance provided station coverage during the incident.
The 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.