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Stalled Elevator, Vehicle Fire: MGFD April Incident Report

May 10, 2018 10:49AM ● By Wendy Erlien

Maple Grove Fire Department (photo by Wendy Erlien)

The following is a synopsis of incidents responded to by the Maple Grove Fire Department for April 2018. 

April 1
7500 block of Mariner Drive North. Strange odor/smell.

April 3
18000 block of 82nd Avenue North. Odor/smell of gas.

April 6
6200 block of Magda Drive. Strange odor/smell.

April 8
7800 block of Yucca Lane North. Cooking fire, confined to container. Resident turned on new stove for the first time April 7 and noted smell of gas, thinking it was new appliance smell.  Preheated stove April 8 and noted flames pushing 12"-18" inside oven. Called 911. Heavy flames inside oven, smoke filled home. Gas shut off in basement. Water extinguisher used to cool. Appliance secured in garage.

7000 block of Polaris Lane North. Burnt food.

April 9
6900 block of Ives Lane North. Cooking fire, confined to container. 

April 10
370 Brockton Lane North - Plymouth building fire.

April 12
8700 block of Comstock Lane North. Burnt food.

April 13
11800 block of 84th Avenue North. Oil or other combustible liquid spill. 

April 17 
9200 block of Garland Lane North. Removal of victim(s) from stalled elevator. Woman stuck in elevator. Manually lowered elevator and woman was able to get out. 

April 18
8300 block of Shadyview Lane North. Public service. Deck furniture cover blew up on roof and covered bent piping. Put up ladder, went on roof, and removed.

April 22
71st Avenue North and Hemlock Lane North. Extrication of victim from vehicle. Minor car accident with one injured, unable to exit car.  Extrication of passenger. No leaking fluids, no engine damage.   

 April 26
11600 block of Fountains Drive North. Passenger vehicle fire. Arrived on scene, removed and extinguished items from inside vehicle that were on fire. Seat inside was on fire and was extinguished. Owner stated he felt fire was started by rags in back of vehicle that were soaked in thinner.

15200 block of 92nd Place North. Unauthorized burning.

April 27
960 block of 106th Avenue North. Burnt food.

April 28
6800 block of Cottonwood Lane North. Unauthorized burning - no permit.

6900 block of Magda Drive.  Odor/smell of gas. 

April 30
14200 block of Brockton Lane North, Rogers. Brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire.

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