Thursday, December 27, 2012
The fire department got the call at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27.
Woodbury crews battled a house fire, as well as the elements, at the 4500 block of Woodbury Drive early Thursday morning. The fire was mostly contained to the attic of the old farmhouse, and investigators are focusing on the chimney as a possible cause, said Todd Johnson, Woodbury fire chief. “The attic was fully involved,” he said. The call came in from the homeowner at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, and firefighters were at the house until 7 a.m. Older homes are typically built with heavier lumber, which burns longer, Johnson said. Crews were on the scene for several hours to ensure it didn’t rekindle. No one were hurt, but four people were displaced as a result of the fire, and the Red Cross was working to assist the family, Johnson said. …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A weekly recap of the latest news from Woodbury.
Updated: Woodbury Family Escapes Devastating House Fire on Marsh Creek Road This happened Sunday, morning, but we continued to update the post Monday. New Restaurants, New Homes, New Roadwork: 2012 Woodbury Development Tour Lot of cool information here from the city. Letter: Ugly Fans at Woodbury High School Football Game This letter to the editor drew plenty of comments. Woodbury Man Faces Four Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges Just a horrible story. Workout Studio to Fill Final Vacant Space at Former Woodbury Blockbuster Did hear some comments questioning the number of workout studios in Woodbury… A Bright Idea at Woodbury Middle School Always nice to see local schools trying new things. Ask Patch Pros: Canning And Preserving Great …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Councilman Christopher Burns visited with the family of the Marsh Creek Road home and relayed their thoughts during Wednesday night’s meeting.
The family whose home succumbed to a major fire Sunday was thankful everyone got out OK and had “nothing but great things to say” about crews that responded to the blaze. That’s according to Councilman Christopher Burns, who visited with the family and briefly relayed their thoughts during Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. Related: Woodbury Family Escapes Devastating House Fire on Marsh Creek Road The fire severely damaged the home at the 8300 block of Marsh Creek Road during the early morning hours of Sept. 23. The preliminary cause of the fire appeared to be embers that were left in a trashcan in the garage. Crews from Woodbury, Maplewood, Oakdale, Cottage Grove, Lake Elmo and the Lower St. Croix Valley responded to the fire…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The fire broke out during the early-morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 23.
A Woodbury family was able to escape a major house fire at the 8300 block of Marsh Creek Road during the early-morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 23. The family had a fire in the home's fireplace on Friday and embers were left in a trashcan in the garage, sparking the blaze, said Sgt. Curt Zacharias with the Public Safety Department. “That’s how it's appearing to have started. ... It’s an unfortunate accident,” he said at the scene at about 8:20 a.m. Sunday as smoke still rose from the burned-out structure. No one was hurt in the incident. The Woodbury Fire Department got the call about five minutes after midnight, Zacharias said, and firefighters battled the blaze for hours. One of the children at home woke up and alerted the family about the…
Friday, July 6, 2012
The Woodbury Fire Department was among several agencies that responded to the early-morning house fire in Afton.
A home at the 1100 block of Manning Avenue South in Afton was destroyed by fire early Friday morning. One man and his dog were able to escape the blaze, which broke out at about 4:15 a.m. Friday morning, according to Tom Frazer, communications coordinator with Washington County. “The house appears to be a total loss,” he said. The fire was under control by about 6:45 a.m. Friday morning, Frazer said. At about 9:45 a.m. the house was still smoking and crews were putting water on the structure. Dave Schneider, a captain with the Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department, said several "tender tankers" were needed to get water to the home, located down a half-mile gravel driveway off Manning Avenue. The cause of the fire hasn't been determined, …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Officials don't yet know what caused the fire.
The Oakdale and Woodbury fire departments were part of a team that helped battle a Lake Elmo house fire around 10:30 p.m. Monday night, according to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The residents of the house, in the 5700 block of Highlands Court North, got out safely, the press release says. Officials don't know what caused the fire, and they're currently investigating it, according to the release. Other fire departments that responded include Lake Elmo, Stillwater, Mahtomedi, Bayport, Lower St. Croix Valley, North St. Paul, Maplewood and Hudson. For more on the fire, click here to see the Twin Cities Fire Wire report.