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May 11, 2012
Farmington Fire Explorers event will give teens hands-on experience responding to emergencies
There might be a few fire trucks and ambulances driving around Farmington Saturday. Don't worry, though -- the calls they're responding to are all simulated events designed to educate area teens. Saturday will be the second 24-hour duty-shift training for the Farmington Fire Explorer...
May 11, 2012 - 7:19am
March 22, 2012
No cause found for February apartment fire
Some things just can't be explained. And it seems the cause of a fire that displaced residents of the Centennial Apartments for one night is one such thing. After three weeks of investigation, Farmington fire marshal John Powers says the cause of the Feb. 22 fire is "officially...
March 22, 2012 - 10:48am
March 19, 2012
Saturday grass fire burns 60 acres
Dry conditions and high winds fueled a grass fire that burned approximately 60 acres of land between Farmington and Lakeville Saturday night....
March 19, 2012 - 4:33pm
March 15, 2012
Fire risk is high this weekend
Farmington firefighters dealt with two brush fires over the weekend, and the city's fire marshal believes conditions will be ripe for more in...
March 15, 2012 - 9:12am
February 29, 2012
Fire displaces apartment complex residents for a night
Residents of Farmington's Centennial Apartments had to find someplace else to sleep Feb. 29 after a fire forced them to evacuate their homes...
February 29, 2012 - 11:55am
January 20, 2012
Fire breaks out at Starr Automotive Friday
Fires seem to get put out pretty quickly when a firefighter is on the scene before they start. Farmington Fire Station 1 captain Adam Fischer...
January 20, 2012 - 2:19pm
January 5, 2012
Early-morning barn fire ruled arson
An early morning fire on the University of Minnesota's UMore Park property has been ruled an arson by the Dakota County Sheriff's department. Called...
January 5, 2012 - 10:37am
November 10, 2011
With one engine out of commission, Farmington firefighters had to call for help
Maybe it was just bad timing, or maybe it was bound to happen sooner or later. Either way, Farmington firefighters were down one engine when they were called to a fire that destroyed a Farmington resident's home Friday. Last Tuesday, Farmington firefighters took Engine 1 out on...
November 10, 2011 - 10:23am
October 27, 2011
Farmington firefighter was in the right place to spot a home fire
Farmington firefighter Todd Kindseth just happened to be in the right place at the right time Saturday. Kindseth was near the Conoco station at the intersection of Highway 3 and County Road 50 around 4 p.m. Saturday when he noticed thick, black smoke curling from an area not too...
October 27, 2011 - 9:12am
May 19, 2011
Aspiring firefighters will learn this weekend what the job takes
Since early December, eight students ages 14-18 have been learning what it takes to be a firefighter. This weekend, they'll see if they actually...
May 19, 2011 - 3:12pm
March 4, 2011
Smoke without fire, but still plenty alarming
There was smoke, but no fire early Sunday morning in Desiree Kramer's home, but it was still enough to raise some heart rates and cause a major disruption. Kramer woke at around 2:15 a.m. Sunday to the sound of smoke detectors blaring. The air in her bedroom was thick with smoke. "It...
March 4, 2011 - 7:10am
December 17, 2010
Fire damages a Farmington home
A little candle can do a lot of damage, as one Farmington homeowner learned Friday night. The Farmington Fire Department was called to a house fire on the 5100 block of Upper 182nd Street around 10:45 p.m. Friday. Fire chief Tim Pietsch said the initial call indicated there were...
December 17, 2010 - 11:49pm
January 26, 2010
Two hurt in 'mini explosion' at Viking Auto
Two men were injured in a small explosion at a Farmington business Tuesday afternoon. The Farmington Fire Department was called to Viking Auto Salvage in Castle Rock Township around 4:30 p.m. According to fire marshal John Powers, two employees there, Hugo Noar Martinez, 39, and...
January 26, 2010 - 7:16pm
December 22, 2009
Fire damages Farmington warehouse
First the chips were fried. Then they were roasted. A Tuesday afternoon fire did in the neighborhood of $200,000 damage to a Farmington warehouse....
December 22, 2009 - 4:13pm
Fire injures one Monday afternoon
A Monday afternoon fire that injured a 45-year-old Empire Township woman has been described as suspicious in nature, but the incident still under investigation. Farmington fire marshal John Powers has not determined the official cause of the fire, which was called in at 4:08 p.m....
December 22, 2009 - 11:45am