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Saint Paul Fire Department
Wednesday December 8th, 2010 :: 12:51 p.m. EST

Saint Paul Fire & EMS Blotter for December 8, 2010

Office of the Fire Chief
Timothy M. Butler
645 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

December 8, 2010


Contact: Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard For Immediate Release

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

During the week of December 1 thru December 7, the Saint Paul Fire Department responded to 583 emergency calls. Here is a sampling of some of the emergency and non-emergency activities from information provided by the fire department.

TOYS FOR TOTS – All 15 a Saint Paul’s fire stations are, once again, drop-off locations for the Marine’s Toys for Tots Program. We are proud and excited to be a part of such a worthwhile endeavor. New, unwrapped toys are collected through December 18. On December 19, firefighters will give the toys to needy children for Christmas. For the locations of Saint Paul fire stations to drop off toys, go to our website at:

BURNS - On December 1 at 9:59 a.m. on the 300 block of John Ireland Blvd. a 46 year old female was burned by hot soup. Paramedics treated and transported her to a nearby hospital.

APARTMENT FIRE - On December 2 at 10:37 p.m. fire crews were called to the scene on the 1300 block of West Maynard Drive. Upon arrival they found a kitchen of an apartment on fire. The occupant was heating a pan of oil, and then walked into another room. He returned to see oil flaming. Damage is estimated at $500. No one was injured.

VEHICLE FIRE - On December 3 at 11:15 p.m. on the 1600 block of English a car fire caused an estimated $6,500 in damages to the vehicle with minor damage to the nearby houses. The vehicle was in the driveway between the houses when it caught fire.

BURNS - On December 3 at 10:49 p.m. paramedics responded to the 200 block of Birmingham Street where a 52 year old intoxicated male was burned while cooking with hot oil. The pan broke and spilled hot oil on him causing 2nd degree burns. Paramedics transported him to a nearby hospital.

APARTMENT FIRE - On December 4 at 9:13 a.m. on the 1300 block of West Jessamine Avenue an occupant was in the kitchen when she saw flames from the plug for the wall mounted air conditioner. The plug end was blackened and melted with no compromise noted to the receptacle connections and the breaker did not trip at the panel. The air conditioner was last used 2 months ago. Damage is estimated at $400.
VEHICLE FIRE - On December 4 at 5:31 p.m. on the 1600 block of Rome Avenue crews responded to a vehicle fire. The owner had arrived home, noting no mechanical problems. She went back out to the car later and noticed light smoke from the heating vents. She opened the hood and did not see anything. She started the vehicle and could see flames in the engine compartment. She then called 9-1-1. The vehicle is total loss.

STABBING - On December 5 at 6:52 a.m. on the 1000 block of Minnehaha Avenue East a 47 year old male was stabbed. Paramedics found him in the basement with a friend holding pressure on the wound. Paramedics treated and transported him to a nearby hospital.

COLD EXPOSURE - On December 5 at 10:00 p.m. on East Shore Drive and Johnson Pkwy., paramedics transported a 15 year old male to a nearby hospital. He was found walking around outside in a t-shirt and shorts. He had just finished playing a basketball game.

ELEVATOR RESCUE – Firefighters rescued two people from a stalled elevator in the 1000 block of Edgerton Ave. on December 7 at 7:29p. There were no injuries.

Saint Paul Fire Department
645 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 651-228-6201

Steve Zaccard
Fire Prevention

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