Busy Friday for Red Wing Fire Department


The Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a medical emergency in the 1400 block of Bush Street in Red Wing Friday at 9:53 am.


One occupant was injured and transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Red Wing Medical Center at in Serious condition.


Firefighter/paramedics were on the scene within two minutes of receiving the call and upon arrival, they found light smoke in the residence. Firefighter/paramedics entered and found a small fire in the house, which they immediately extinguished.


There was minimal fire damage to the office area inside the residence. The occupant upstairs was not affected.


The cause of the fire, which originated in the office area, is under investigation.


At 6:20 pm Friday, the Red Wing Fire Department was dispatched for a boat stuck in the roller gates at Lock and Dam #3 on the Mississippi River with 5 people on board.


Red Wing Fire Department units arrived at the stranded vessel within 22 minutes and worked to safely tow the stranded vessel away from the roller gates and out of danger.


All passengers on the vessel were accounted for and not injured.

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