A busy week for New Brighton firefighters


Courtesy of New Brighton Department of Public Safety • New Brighton fiefighters responded March 21 to a fire alarm at a shop in the 300 block of Old Highway 8, extinguishing an underground fire.

On the morning of March 17, New Brighton Department of Public Safety units responded to a report of smoke coming from a home on the 1700 block of Ninth Street NW, according to the NBDPS Facebook page. 

It was the neighbor who called them, dialing 911 immediately after noticing smoke coming from the roof of the home and rushing to notify the unaware family inside, evacuating the house.

When firefighters arrived, they found a fire in the attic and extinguished it before any structural damage was done, according to the Facebook post, while the family waited outside. No one was injured and the fire is not believed to be suspicious.   

Days later on March 21, this time a little before 4 p.m., NBDPS raced to a shop in the 300 block of Old Highway 8 within four minutes of an alarm going off, according to the NBDPS Facebook page. 

Units found remnants of a fire snuffed out by two fire sprinklers, and then found “a working fire in a 1,000-gallon underground flammable liquid storage tank,” according to the post. 

The crew put that fire out using firefighting foam. “The shop stayed open and continued to serve customers,” the Facebook post said. 


 

— Solomon Gustavo

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