Emergency Response and District News
CAFD crews assisted the Esko Fire Department on August 15, 2014 at a house fire on the East Palkie Road.
CAFD Engine 2 and Battalion 3 worked with the Esko, Carlton, and Wrenshall fire departments to extinguish a fire in the ceiling and attic of a residential structure. Crews ventilated the roof and pulled ceilings in the home to access the fire. CAFD units were on scene for approximately 1.5 hours.
Last Tuesday members of the CAFD, FDL Police and Safe Kids Minnesota Northeast participated in a safety camp at Fond du Lac Ojibwe School. Over 100 kids participated in the safety camp.
A small fire in the roof deck at a the USG facility in Cloquet tied up CAFD crews for several hours. The CAFD was called at 19:44 for smoke coming from the ceiling in the plant. Station 1, 2 & 3 were dispatched along with Chief 1 and Battalion 4. Units arrived and found fire burning within the roof decking adjacent to an exhaust fan. Crews spent most of their efforts cutting open the roof decks in several places to access the fire, and then extinguished the fire burning between the decking layers.
There were no injuries and no loss of production for the facility. Damage was limited to the roof structure.