Elk River Fire Department

Click here to see a gallery of photos from the fire. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor About 40 people were displaced after a fire raced through an Elk River apartment building Thursday morning. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said crews were called to the Evans Meadows apartment complex at around 6:30 a.m. When they arrived, [...]

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All residents of the Evans Meadows apartment building have been accounted for and are safe, according to the Elk River Police Department. A fire broke out in the building at 365 Evans Ave. Thursday morning and has done extensive damage. Meanwhile, the police department is reporting that the Elk River Ministerial Association has arranged for [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Authorities were working Thursday morning to account for everyone living in an apartment building that was burning in Elk River. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said crews were called to the Evans Meadows apartment complex in the 350 block of Evans Avenue around 6:30 a.m. When they arrived on the [...]

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Elk River Fire and at least five other area fire departments are battling an apartment blaze that broke out Thursday morning. Fire crews on the scene have not been able to confirm if everyone has made it out the Evans Meadows apartment building at 341 Evans Ave., but many residents have been evacuated and are [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor An Otsego family has been displaced by a house fire two days before Thanksgiving. The Elk River Fire Department was called at about 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 to a report of a fire in the 8600 block of Palmgrean Avenue Northeast in Otsego. While en-route, fire crews were advised of [...]

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The city of Elk River is accepting applications for on-call firefighters through Wednesday, Nov. 27. Applications are available online at www.ElkRiverMN.gov or can be picked up at the Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway. “Since 1881, the Elk River Fire Department has proudly served the community as a full-service emergency response and public safety [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Former Elk River Fire Chief Bruce West has been named Minnesota’s next state fire marshal. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman announced that effective Dec. 4 West will replace State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl, who is retiring. West will also lead the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety. West, [...]

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