Hanover fire

Medicals

Hanover Fire and Rescue Department responded to a medical emergency Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 9:26 p.m. at the 1000 block of Esterly Oaks Dr. An infant was having breathing difficulties. The infant was  transported by Allina EMS to a hospital.

The department responded to a medical emergency Friday, Nov. 22, at 10:13 a.m. at the 29000 block of 109th Ave. in Hanover. A child may have taken prescription meds by accident. The child was transported by North EMS to a hospital.

The department responded to a medical emergency Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 2:31 p.m. at the 29000 block of 109th Ave. in Hanover. An adult male was unconscious. He was transported by North EMS to a hospital.

The department responded to a medical emergency Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7:08 p.m. at the 6000 block of Woodland Trail in Greenfield. An adult female was dehydrated and feeling ill. She was assessed on scene by North EMS.

The department responded to a medical emergency Thursday, Nov. 28, at 1:52 a.m. at the 1000 block of Iffert Ave. SE in Rockford Township. An adult female was ill. She was transported by Allina EMS to a hospital.

Fires

The department reported a fire call Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 4:51 p.m. at the 500 block of Kayla Lane. A construction debris container was on fire. It was extinguished by the department.

The department reported a fire call Friday, Nov. 22, at 4:38 a.m. at the 8000 block of 10th St. in Rockford Township. The department was called for a barn on fire and upon arrival found two large barns and 3 other small buildings fully involved with fire. The Department acted quickly with a defensive attack and saved the home and two other large Machine shed type buildings. All the cattle were also able to be saved. The department was hampered at times due to freezing temperatures which caused icing on the roads and small leaks in supply hoses. Water had to be shuttled in by tankers. Several area departments provided mutual aid in the form of engines, tankers, life safety and manpower. Allina EMS and the Wright County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene. There were no civilian injuries. The department was on scene for almost 8 hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office due to the amount of property loss.

The department reported a fire call Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10:14 p.m. at the 24000 block of Tucker Rd. in Rogers. The department responded with an engine, two tankers and manpower to a small barn/shed on fire mutual aid for the Rogers Fire Department. The department was on scene for about an hour and a half.

The department reported a fire call Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7:34 p.m. at the 1000 block of Esterly Oaks Dr. The department responded for a report of smoke in a house. Upon arrival, it was found that a small fire caused by a candle had been extinguished by the homeowner.

The department reported a fire call Thursday, Nov. 28, at 10:42 a.m. at the 8000 block of 10th St. in Rockford Township. Smoldering hay and cornstalk bales re-ignited from a previous  fire. They were dismantled and extinguished.

Thanks/safety tips

The department wishes to thank all who attended or supported the recent Hanover Fire Relief Poultry Social.

During these holiday seasons, take extra care when using candles, portable heaters, wood burning stoves and fireplaces, especially around hanging  decorations or real Christmas trees. Keep the trees watered and away from heat sources. Be very careful on the frozen ponds and lakes as ice may be thin. Never walk on river ice as it does not freeze to uniform thickness. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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