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Saint Paul Fire Department
Wednesday January 20th, 2010 :: 02:22 p.m. EST


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

During the week of January 13 thru January 19, the Saint Paul Fire Department responded to 663 emergency calls. Here is a sampling of some of the emergency and non-emergency activities from information provided by the fire department.

ASSAULT – Paramedics treated and transported a 30 year old male on the 300 block of Smith Avenue North who was assaulted with a knife as he walked home on January 13 at 4:56 a.m.

OUTDOOR COOKING FIRE – On January 16 at 11:45 a.m. on the 300 block of Case Avenue, an occupant was heating water on a propane cooker located on a wooden deck. Cardboard that was placed around the cooker to keep the wind from interfering with the flame ignited and burned threw the supply line to the stove. The gas fueled the fire which charred the deck. The damage was confined to the area of origin. $500 estimated damage.

TWO ALARM FIRE – Firefighters were dispatched to a two alarm fire that was out of control in a 4-unit apartment building on the 100 block of Como Avenue on January 17 at 3:02 a.m. that started in the living room of a vacant apartment. The roof collapsed into the structure. All residents evacuated safely. Red Cross was on scene to assist. One firefighter suffered a knee injury. No damage to any other properties. Cause under investigation. Damage estimated at $425,000.

STABBING – On January 17 at 11:16 p.m. on the 900 block of East Sixth Street paramedics treated a 21 year old male for a stab wound. He was transported to a hospital for further evaluation.

STABBING – On January 19 at 8:49 p.m. paramedics were dispatched to the 100 block of Winnipeg Avenue where they found a 25 year old female stabbed. Patient was combative, and was escorted to the ambulance by police and transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.

ADOPT-A-HYDRANT – Residents can help firefighters help them by keeping fire hydrant clear of snow. Fire companies continue to shovel out hydrants, but there are over 6000 hydrants in Saint Paul so firefighters can’t do them all. In the event of a fire, firefighters have to locate and shovel out the hydrants before hooking up to the water supply. Precious minutes are lost. By shoveling, they can hook up to a hydrant quickly so damage is held to a minimum.

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

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

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