Emergency Response and District News
A two vehicle MVA at the intersection of Hwy 33 and North bound I-35 on August 27, 2015, resulted in serious injuries to one person. Both vehicles involved were heavily damaged, and the drivers were uninjured, but a passenger in one vehicle was ejected and sustained serious injuries. CAFD Paramedics declared a Trauma Alert and the pt. was transported to a regional Trauma Center.
This was the second accident at this location in less than 24 hours.
An apartment fire added to the heat on Saturday as CAFD units responded to an apartment fire on the third floor at 777 Laurel Street on August 15, 2015. Arriving units found heavy smoke and fire on the third floor and were able to contain the main fire to a single apartment. There was extensive damage to the fire apartment and damage to adjacent units due to extension in the walls and ceiling. The first and second floors sustained water damage during the extinguishment of the fire.
CAFD units were assisted by the Cloquet Police Department and the Carlton and Esko Fire Departments. Crews were rotated frequently due to the high temperatures on Saturday and there were no injuries reported. The Red Cross was on scene working to find accommodations for several displaced residents.
The CAFD was called to a structure fire at 742 Hantz Road around 10:50 Sunday morning August 9, 2015. CAFD units were assisted by tankers from Carlton and Esko fire. Crews were on scene about four hours. There was extensive damage to the home, and one firefighter was treated on scene for heat exhaustion.