Monday, January 21, 2013
Eagan police and fire officials say two men jumped to safety from the second story of a townhome complex.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog The death of a 33-year-old man during a townhome fire on Sunday morning is Eagan's first fire-related fatality since 2004, according to Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott. Eagan resident Roger Yarusso was killed in the blaze, according to a Star Tribune report. Two of his roommates sustained head, back and leg injuries when they jumped from a second story window to escape the fire, Scott said. The fire began in a first story living room around 6 a.m., Scott said. By the time emergency responders arrived on the scene, the structure—a four-unit townhome complex at 1527 Aspen Drive—was fully engulfed in flames. Eagan police spoke with both roommates outside of the …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A family will be displaced from their home for three to four months due to a fire that destroyed part of their home on Redwood Drive.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog On Monday morning, Tom Murphy woke to a living nightmare. His daughter was getting ready for school when she noticed a haze fillling the house. He checked all the rooms in the house, but found nothing. Then he saw it: Flames shooting from the southwest corner of the house, near the chimney. The blaze had already spread to the siding. The family evacuated immediately. Though the fire was building in intensity, he was able to beat it back a bit with fire extinguishers until the Apple Valley Fire Department arrived at the home in the 900 block of Redwood Drive. By that time, the smoldering blaze had become a three alarm fire, Apple Valley Fire Chief Nealon P. …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Crews were called to the complex at 14839 Endicott Way around 8:15 a.m.
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Friday, October 26, 2012
Precipitation, “improved outdoor conditions” lead to lifting of ban.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Editor’s Note: The following information is from a press release from Apple Valley Fire Chief Nealon P. Thompson. With recent precipitation and improved outdoor weather conditions, the fire danger posed by recreational fires has improved in the City of Apple Valley and Dakota County, Minnesota. With the threat to the general health, safety, and welfare of its residents from recreational fires reduced, the City Council of the City of Apple Valley has lifted the Recreational Fire Ban enacted October 11, 2012. This lifting is effective immediately. Residents are reminded that the City of Apple Valley does allow recreational fires as they are defined in Apple Valley City Code, Section 93.31, that meet the requirements of Section 93.32, and …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Apple Valley will have three open houses this week, while Rosemount has its annual open house scheduled for Oct. 14.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog The Apple Valley and Rosemount fire departments have planned open houses to commemorate Fire Prevention Week, which is this week. APPLE VALLEY The Apple Valley Fire Department have scheduled the following open houses: • 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Fire Station 1, 15000 Hayes Road. • 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Fire Station 2, 13995 Galaxie Ave. • 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Fire Station 3, 14195 Essex Ave. The open house will feature equipment displays and children’s activities. Firefighters will be on hand to answer questions and meet children. Click here to go to the Apple Valley Fire Department’s website. ROSEMOUNT The Rosemount Fire …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The 34th annual Apple Valley Firefighters Association Booya is Saturday, Sept. 15, at Fire Station 1. Booya will be served beginning at 10 a.m.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Come for the booya. Stay for the fun. That’s the message from organizers of the 34th annual Apple Valley Firefighters Association Booya, planned for Saturday, Sept. 15, at Fire Station 1, County Road 42 and Hayes Avenue. While the centerpiece of the affair is the booya—a tomato-based stew of meat, garden vegetables and a secret combination of spices cooked over a fire in cast-iron pots—residents who attend the event also are treated to a wealth of baked goods and family-geared activities like bingo, jumpers and a dunking booth. The booya is a community-building event, said firefighter Laura Basballe, a four-year member of the fire department and an event …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Firefighters were on the scene of Friday’s structure fire on 139th Street West for more than four hours.
The cause of Friday afternoon’s fire on 139th Street West in Apple Valley remains under investigation. Scott Mattingly, Apple Valley’s assistant fire chief, said Saturday morning that investigators still had not pinpointed what ignited the fire. They believe it started in the garage of wood-frame structure. “It doesn’t appear to be anything suspicious at this time,” he said. Also yet to determined is whether the structure is a total loss. Mattingly estimated damage to be at least $100,000. The family that resides in the home was displaced, he said. Family members stayed with relatives Friday night. Fire crews were called to the scene of the fire, at 5961 139th St. W.—just north of the intersection of 140th Street West and Johnny Cake Ridge…
Friday, August 31, 2012
No one injured as firefighters from four departments battle blaze in single-family residence.
An early evening blaze swept through a single-family residence in Apple Valley on Friday, drawing firefighters from several nearby cities. A police spokesman directing traffic at the scene said there were no injuries in the three-alarm fire, which took place at 5961 139th St. W., near the intersection of 140th Street West and Johnny Cake Ridge Road. Neighbors said the fire began at around 6:30 p.m. A strong odor of smoke permeated the neighborhood, and a column of smoke was visible from at least a mile south. In addition to Apple Valley, firefighters from Eagan, Burnsville and Rosemount responded to the blaze. Watch Patch for more details on this story as they become available.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Block parties are scheduled in cities across the state for the annual neighborhood get-together. Share photos of Apple Valley or Rosemount events with us.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Blog for us Night to Unite is here again—the one night per year officially designated for residents of cities around Minnesota to host neighborhood block parties to connect with their neighbors, forming relationships to make their communities safer and better places to live. Will you be hosting or attending one of tonight's block parties? If so, come back to this article on Patch to upload photos from the festivities and see pictures from other events—we want to see what each event had to offer! In Apple Valley, watch for representatives from Apple Valley Police Department, Apple Valley Fire Department and Apple Valley City Council, who will be out to visit events and …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
See which posts had readers in Apple Valley and Rosemount clicking in July.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Blog for us Here's a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Apple Valley-Rosemount Patch in July. Did you catch all of them? Click the links to get back to the original posts. What were your favorite or most memorable posts from July?