Brooklyn Park Fire was dispatched to a possible apartment fire on the 6200 block of 78th Ave N. around 1220 AM Monday morning.
Initial alarm brought in CH 2, BC 3, Engine 22, Engine 31, Rescue 41 with Auto aid from West Metro LT 11 and Aerial 11. North Memorial Ambulance and Supervisor were dispatched to stand by as well.
BC 3 arrived to find a dumpster fire and thick black smoke from the ground floor apartment. Upon doing a 360, fire was found in the first floor unit extending to the second and third floor. BC 3 took command and CH 2 took over Alpha division. BC 3 struck a second alarm bringing in an Engine from Plymouth, Coon Rapids, and Fridley with a Ladder from Brooklyn Center to stand by at the Central Station. Brooklyn Park Tower 21 responded with call back personnel.
Engine 31 and 22 started an exterior attack while Rescue 41 conducted a primary search. West Metro took over roof operations. Fire had gotten in the mansard and into the roof space. A third alarm was struck bringing in engines from Maple Grove and Columbia Heights, a Ladder from Robbinsdale, an air truck from Maple Grove, and an LSU trailer from Rogers. Crews worked to open the roof and contain the fire. A fourth alarm was struck bringing in 2 Engine and a Ladder from Minneapolis. Mpls Chief 4, Engine 14 and Ladder 10 were able to respond. Brooklyn Park Command 1 responded for support.
Fire was brought under control and crews conducted overhaul. Units cleared the scene around 0420 AM. One firefighter and one resident were treated by North Memorial Ambulance with non life threatening emergencies.
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