Thursday, April 1, 2010

Community Message: Saint Paul Fire & EMS Blotter for April 1, 2010

A Community Message has been issued by the Saint Paul Fire Department.
Thursday April 1, 2010 1:10 PM EDT
Saint Paul Fire & EMS Blotter for April 1, 2010

This feature we call "Fire & EMS Blotter" is a weekly update of the activities of the Saint Paul Fire Department.

During the week of March 24 thru March 30, the Saint Paul Fire Department responded to 605 emergency calls. Here is a sampling of some of the emergency and non-emergency activities from information provided by the fire department.

DWELLING FIRE - On March 24 at 3:57: p.m. a report came in of black smoke and fire on the 300 block of Winona Street East. Upon crew's arrival, heavy fire was spreading to the neighbor's house when firefighters arrived and stopped it. No injuries. Fire crews were able to contain the fire and save both properties. The fire is still under investigation. Damage is estimated at $250,000.

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK - On March 24 at 8:35 a.m. on the 900 block of Geranium Avenue East, a 3 year old male was struck by a vehicle and thrown 15-20 feet. Patient was treated at the scene and transported to a near by hospital.

FATAL FIRE – On March 25 at 2:37 p.m. on the 800 block of Blair Avenue, fire companies were dispatched to a fire in a two-story duplex where a two year old male died and four others who were at home, at the time, have been injured and taken to a nearby hospital. The cause is being investigated. One firefighter was slightly injured. There were no fire sprinklers in the building.

STABBING - On March 25 at 5:34 p.m. a 45 year old male was stabbed in the chest on the 400 block of Rice Street. He was treated at the scene and transported to a near by hospital.

FIRE SET BY JUVENILES - On March 26 at 9:21 p.m. on the 1100 block of Pleasant Avenue a garabage bag of leaves on the front porch were set on fire by juveniles. The homeowner's son received a text message from friends stating they set the bag on fire. Parents and juveniles were referred to the fire department's Fire Play Intervention Program. For further information about Fire Play Intervention, call the fire department's Public Education Office at 651-228-6203.

MATTRESS FIRE - On March 27 at 5:17 p.m. on the 300 block of North Dale an occupant returned to find his mattress smoldering. He took water out of the sink and put the fire out. He then brought the blankets down to the trash room and put them into the slop sink. The mattress had been extinguished but the blankets continued to smolder. Firefighters extinguished the blankets with a dry power and ventilated. This fire is most likely the result of the careless use of smoker's material. Damage is estimated at $400.

GUN SHOT WOUND - On March 27 at 2:47 a.m. on the 300 block of Smith Avenue, a 19 year old male was involved in a fight and was shot. He was treated at the scene and transported to a nearby hospital.

UNATTENDED COOKING - On March 28 at 3:37 a.m., crews were dispatched to the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue East. The occupant stated he had been cooking on the stovetop and went into his bedroom and fell asleep. He woke up to his baby crying and discovered the fire on the stove. He took the baby outside and then came back in to fight the fire with an extinguisher. He thought he had turned the stove off. This fire is the result of unattended cooking. Damage is estimated at $5,500.

APARTMENT FIRE - On March 29 at 2:33 p.m. on the 1300 block of Mississippi Street, crews responded to an apartment fire. The fire originated in the interstitial space adjacent to the door leading to the balcony. Occupants had used the brick facade to extinguish their cigarettes before disposing them in an ashtray on an interior table. The ash fell into a hole created by squirrels and ignited the combustibles within. The fire spread and was confined to the interior of the apartment causing damage to the area of origin with overhaul ceiling damage to the apartment below. Red Cross was on scene for the occupants. Damage is estimated at $60,000.

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