Tuesday, April 23, 2013
One person in Richfield had to be rescued in 4:30 a.m. incident.
Updated at: 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013 While the spring snow fell on much of the metro area this morning, local firefighters were fighting a home fire caused by a tree falling onto a power line. According to Richfield Fire Chief Wayne Kewitsch, fire and police personnel reponded to a structure fire at 6444 Newton Ave. S. at around 4:30 a.m. One occupant was at the doorway when firefighters arrived, and the second was rescued from a back bedroom. "Personnel made a quick attack on the fire and were able to extinguish the fire before it extended beyond the basement," Kewitsch told Patch. "Both occupants were transported to HCMC via Hennepin EMS for smoke inhalation." The fire was caused by a large branch falling from a tree in the …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Firefighters arrived on site in less than four minutes.
Richfield firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at 11:13 a.m. Monday on the 6700 block of Elliott Avenue. According to Richfield Fire Chief Wayne Kewitsch, fire crews arrived in less than four minutes and discovered a fire on the stovetop in the kitchen of the home. The fire was extinguished and the home was ventilated. The cause of the fire was unattended cooking, which is the leading cause of residential fires in Minnesota, according to Kewitsch. Fortunately, the fire was contained to the stove and the equipment mounted above. There was extensive smoke damage to the kitchen, Kewitsch said. There were no injuries reported. Richfield Patch will update readers if more information becomes available. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Multiple area fire departments responded to the blaze.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Last Updated: 6:35 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2. A home on the 7500 block of Logan Avenue was consumed by flames late Sunday afternoon. According to Police Clips and witnesses, the house was fully involved in fire. One dog was rescued, while another reportedly didn't make it. Richfield Patch contributor and resident David Haines was on the scene and reported there were no human injuries. However, one firefighter was being evaluated. Haines said Richfield Fire Chief Wayne Kewitsch said the dog that survived was resuscitated by firefighter using CPR and was also given an IV. Multiple area fire departments including those from the Minneapolis-St. Paul …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between July 6 and July 12.
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Shakopee, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** Congressman Paulsen: Court Ruling Means 'Massive New Tax or Higher Insurance Premiums' Erik Paulsen says health care bill burdens next generation with debt and threatens good private coverage. Ginny Jones disagreed with the congressman: I am so tired of Republicans…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Local Rick Busch was on the scene Monday night and put together quite the video of what was going on.
The second story of an elderly couple's home on the 7600 block of Blaisdell Avenue caught fire early Monday night. Thankfully, the couple's neighbors came to their aide, getting them out safely and without injury. The Richfield Fire Department. with help from neighboring departments, extinguished the fire in roughly 10 minutes. However, there was a great deal fire damage to the second floor and water damage throughout the rest of the house. A section of the roof was missing, also. Rick Busch was on the scene Monday night and put together a video of what he saw, which can be viewed above. *** Other related articles:
The fire began on the second floor of a home on Blaisdell Avenue Monday night.
The home of an elderly couple on the 7600 block of Blaisdell Avenue caught fire around 4:55 p.m. Monday evening. However, the couple escaped without injuries with the help of three neighbors. According to Fire Chief Wayne Kewitsch, three City of Richfield employees, David Schrick and his sons, Brad Schrick and Sam Schrick, assisted the elderly couple from the home while the second floor was heavily involved in fire. "The Schricks are neighbors of the family, smelled smoke, investigated and discovered smoke coming from the [second] floor of their neighbor's home," Kewitsch told Patch. "David yelled for his mother call 911 while Brad and Sam hopped the fence and entered the home knowing that an elderly couple and their son lived in the …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
A west metro wrap up of crime, police and fire related incidents for the week of April 1 to April 7.
At Patch, we know that many of you work, shop, and visit communities around where you call home. To keep you up to date with what is happening in cities near your hometown, Patch will be providing regular updates of police, fire and crime related incidents in the west metro. The following is a collection of articles that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story. St. Louis Park Home Damaged by Fire Both residents escaped without injury. Photos from Lake Minnetonka's Controlled Burns Excelsior Commons, Harrison Bay and Old Orchard Park are all part of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District's …