Saturday, February 2, 2013
A front end loader inside the company's facility caught fire before 5 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to Eagan fire officials.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Firefighters from four Eagan Fire Department stations responded to a two-alarm fire at Gopher Resources in Eagan at 4:47 a.m. on Saturday morning. Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott said a front end loader inside the company's production building caught fire. As the fire grew, it threatened the building itself; when fire crews arrived, the ceiling above the front end loader was also beginning to burn. Firefighters from Eagan Fire Stations Two and Four originally responded to Gopher Resources. Because Gopher Resources is a lead recycling facility, the call was upgraded to a two-alarm fire, which brought in fire crews from Eagan Fire Stations One …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Over the last six months, Eagan firefighters have responded to eight patio fires—seven of which were caused by lit cigarettes, according to Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us A cigarette left smoldering in a patio flowerpot was the cause of a two-alarm house fire on Monday night in Eagan, according to Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott. The fire damaged the patio, siding and attic of a home at 4715 Narvik Dr., and left four roommates living in the building homeless while crews repair roof joists weakened by the flames, Scott said. No one was injured in the blaze, which began just before 8 p.m. A total of 40 firefighters from four stations were on scene until 9:42 p.m., Scott said. Though the fire started on the patio, flames spread up the vinyl siding outside of the building, then swept through a portion of the home's …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Firefighters believe the fire began in a vehicle parked inside the garage.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Roughly 30 Eagan Fire Department personnel responded to a two-alarm fire on Sunday evening that began in an attached garage at a home along Oakbrooke Way in Eagan. No one was killed or injured in the fire, which started just before 5:30 p.m., according to Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott. Click here for more information regarding the Oakbrooke Way garage fire.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Eagan Fire Department extinguished the smoldering fire after two hours. The business sustained no significant damage.
Gopher Resource evacuated portions of its recycling facility on Monday while Eagan Fire Department fought a slow-burning fire in a refuse pile at the business. The fire department responded at 8:30 a.m. on Monday after the fire was discovered. While Gopher's facilities didn't sustain significant damage during the incident, the fire took two hours to put out and eventually involved roughly 30 firefighters, Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott said. Gopher Resource recycles lead-acid batteries and other lead-bearing materials. The fire started in a pile of low-lead waste that was slated for incineration, Scott said. As part its regular precautions, the department decontaminated all its equipment after the fire, the fire chief added. To make sure …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
A fire this morning was caused by the improper disposal of cigarette butts, Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott said.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
A fire Wednesday night on the 2100 block of Sapphire Lane did significant damage to the garage and its contents.
The Eagan Fire Department put out a garage fire Wednesday night, the cause of which is under investigation. The fire, at 2146 Sapphire Lane, did not injure anyone. It also was contained to the garage and its contents. The home was protected, as it was 15 feet away from the garage, according to a news release. Eagan stations 1, 2, 3 and 5 responded to the call, the news release states.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
100 firefighters worked together Wednesday morning to put out hot spots and clean-up after the three-alarm fire.
Ansari's Mediterranean Grill and Lounge in Eagan is likely a loss after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning, said Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott, though midmorning Wednesday he said it was too early to tell the exact cause of the fire. Nobody was inside the building, near Cliff Road and Rahncliff Road, when the first alarm went off at about 4:45 a.m., he said. The last employee had left around 3 a.m., Scott said. The first responders saw heavy smoke and flames through the roof above the restrooms and kitchen, Scott said. Responders called for a second alarm, then a third. All six Eagan fire units and one Apple Valley unit responded, he said. Eventually, about 100 firefighters from Eagan, Apple Valley, Mendota Heights, Inver Grove Heights…