Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Community Message has been issued by the Saint Paul Fire Department.
Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:41 PM EDT

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

During the week of June 9 thru June 15, the Saint Paul Fire Department responded to 656 emergency calls. Here is a sampling of some of the emergency and non-emergency activities from information provided by the fire department.

FALL - On June 9 at 10:44 a.m. paramedics responded to the 1600 block of Minnehaha Avenue East where a 37 year old male fell approximately 18 feet after the railing gave way. The patient was treated and transported to a nearby hospital.

CUT - On June 10 at 5:22 a.m. on Snelling Avenue No. & Spruce Tree Avenue a 28 year old male was found with a facial laceration. He was treated at the scene and transported to a nearby hospital.

BICYCLIST STRUCK - On June 10 at 10:30 p.m. on Summit and Wheeler Street North a 19 year old female was struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle. She was treated at the scene and transported to a nearby hospital.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE - On June 12 at 2206 hrs on the 2400 block of University Avenue West, an alarm company notified the 9-1-1 Communications Center reporting the fire alarm activated. When a fire company arrived, nothing was visible from the outside, but when they entered the building, they reported light haze.

They found the sprinkler had activated in a General Contractor's work shop. The sprinkler held the fire to the area of origin and firefighters completed extinguishment. Damage is estimated at $3,000.

ROLLOVER ACCIDENT – A 39 year old female sustained injuries after her vehicle rolled over on Berland Place and McKnight Road South and hit a home on June 13. She was extricated from the vehicle, treated for her injuries, and transported to a nearby hospital.

CHILDBIRTH – Paramedics raced to the scene where a baby girl was born prior to their arrival on June 13 at 3:29 p.m. on the 190 block of Biglow Lane. A 34 year old female, along with her new born were transported to a nearby hospital.

DRYER FIRE - On June 14 at 9:52 p.m. on the 2300 block of Ellis Avenue a fire company was dispatched to check on a fire that was put out. The resident's son was drying clothes when he smelled smoke and heard his dog barking. Upon investigation he saw small flames inside the clothes dryer.

He used the dog's water bowl to extinguish the fire, than ran outside, grabbed the garden hose to finish extinguishing. Metal from damaged dryer drum fell onto clothing causing cloths to burn. Damage is estimated at $300.

KITCHEN FIRE - On June 15 at 5:30 p.m. on the 1400 block of Laurel Avenue the owner was reading, could smell smoke, went downstairs into the kitchen and saw fire under sink with several small fires on floor around room. She exited the home and called 9-1-1. Fire confined to the kitchen. This fire is accidental in nature. Damage is estimated at $7,000.

ARSON GARAGE FIRE - On June 16 at 12:46 a.m. firefighters were called to the 1000 block of Dale Street North where the homeowner was awakened by their alarm system activation from the garage, looked out the window to see flames through the roof and called 9-1-1. The fire started in a wheeled trash container. Two vehicles parked in the garage sustained damage along with a storage shed and 3 detached garages. The fire was intentionally set. Total estimated damage is $57,500.

COMMUNITY EVENTS – Fire department staff participated in five community events, including block parties, a Fun Night, and Head Start programs.

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