Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott said fire investigators ruled out every other cause for the blaze, which damaged six apartments and left 20 people temporarily homeless.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us An Eagan apartment fire that injured one person and displaced as many as 20 residents on Thanksgiving last week was likely started by an smoldering cigarette butt. Investigators believe the blaze began on a second-story deck outside of the building, where an apartment resident smoking outside may have left an improperly discarded cigarette butt, Eagan Fire Department Chief Mike Scott said on Monday. From there, the fire likely spread to the building's vinyl siding before leap-frogging to other exterior decks, Scott said. A total of six apartments were damaged in the fire, which took firefighters roughly two hours to extinguish. So far this …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
The blaze, which started early Thursday morning, damaged several residences at the Cinnamon Ridge apartment complex in Eagan. It took firefighters from three cities roughly two hours to contain the fire.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Eagan Fire Department. At 03:24 hours this morning, Eagan Police and Fire were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 4565 Slater Road at the Cinnamon Ridge Apartments. Arriving crews reported fire on all three floors of the apartment building. A total of 24 apartments were evacuated. The fire was marked under control at 03:46 hours and the last units cleared the scene at 06:00am. The fire was mostly contained to the exteriors of three apartments. One apartment on the second floor had minor fire damage on the interior. Several apartments received heavy smoke and water damage. A …