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Home Damaged in West St. Paul Fire, But No Injuries

The Inver Grove Height fire department responded to the blaze, according to police scanners.

A West St. Paul house fire caused extensive damage to a home on the 200 block of Annapolis Street but nobody was injured, according to media reports.

Five people escaped the fire uninjured, KSTP reported, and by the time crews arrived, there was only smoke visible, according to CBS Minnesota.

The Inver Grove Heights fire department responded around 4:30 a.m. this morning, according to police scanners.

DAVE YOUNG December 03, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Why would the I.G.H. Fire Dept. respond to a house fire in W.St.Paul ?? What happened to the W.S.P. fire dept. did they go on vacation ?? Annapolis Street is a long way from IGH if WSP needed "backup" for a big blaze why wouldn't have the ST.PAUL Fire dept helped out being the St. Paul City limits is just blocks away right?? I'm sure someone reading this can get to the bottom of this mystery that needs to be answered next the Eagan Fire Dept. will be assisting the Bloomington Fire Dept with fires !!!! LOL
Peter Olsen December 04, 2012 at 01:51 AM
They merged the two fire departments into one.
George Singer December 05, 2012 at 07:52 AM
I think this is just a typo. The South Metro Fire Department which covers both West St. Paul and South St. Paul was established a few years ago. There is mutual aid where other departments will assist others when they have a large incident which could have been the case here.
Just Lil O'Me December 06, 2012 at 01:13 AM
I hear on the scanner quite often IGH/WSP departments helping each other, it really isn't that uncommon ... It's pretty rare to hear St. Paul cross over to help, more the police than the fire dept. - don't know why.

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