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Alexandria Fire Department

February 12, 2018
Standing in the living room, looking into the garage where a wood burning stove once was, a resident at 3505 Maple Drive Southeast, along with Alexandria Firefighter Bill Thoennes, looks over damage from a fire. The wood burning stove, which was moved outside, is the probable cause of the fire. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press) play button
Wood stove blamed for house fire
February 12, 2018 - 1:56pm
January 16, 2018
Firefighters work to control a fire at 410 Fillmore Street in Alexandria early Monday, Jan. 15. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Update: Fire victim's identity not yet confirmed
January 16, 2018 - 5:54pm
January 12, 2018
Judith Young looks at the remains of her neighbor’s mobile home, which was lost in a fire on Friday, Jan. 5. The fire claimed the lives of the two residents, Rose Marie Couillard, 59, and James (Jimmy) Willis Chandler, Jr., 49. Because working smoke detectors were not located in the mobile home, Young has made an effort to supply every mobile home in the park with working equipment. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Fire deaths a cause for alarm
January 12, 2018 - 1:01pm
January 9, 2018
Smoke billows out of a mobile home at 1611 Sixth Ave. E. in Alexandria, three hours after firefighters responded to the call. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
No smoke detectors in fatal fire
January 9, 2018 - 6:31pm
January 5, 2018
Smoke billows out of a mobile home at 1611 Sixth Avenue East in Alexandria, three hours after firefighters responded to the call. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Update: Two people die in mobile home fire - names released
January 5, 2018 - 8:44am
October 10, 2017
Alexandria fire chief Jeff Karrow talks with community members at the department's open house on Monday, Oct. 9, the start of Fire Prevention Week. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Drawing attention to fire prevention
October 10, 2017 - 5:44pm
October 9, 2017
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Two-vehicle crash on Highway 27 sends one to St. Cloud Hospital
October 9, 2017 - 11:28am
September 14, 2017
Erick DeLong, a member of the Alexandria Fire Department Explorers, helps his nephew, Chase DeLong, put out "flames" in a window of a cut-out house at last year's open house.  (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Alexandria Fire Department gets safety award
September 14, 2017 - 4:45pm
August 30, 2017
Becky Strand of Alexandria (middle) and Cheryl Schaffran (right) speak with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar about their husbands, Kurt Strand and Jamie Schaffran, who died from cancer. Both men were firefighters. Klobuchar was in Alexandria Wednesday to talk about her bipartisan bill to establish a national cancer registry for firefighters. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Stalking a silent killer: Senator stops in Alexandria on campaign to track firefighter cancer rates
August 30, 2017 - 5:34pm
August 1, 2017
Delila Gerdes, 4, of Alexandria, was one of the winners of a new bike at Tuesday's Community Night Out in Alexandria's City Park.  Delila was with her grandmother, Laurie Wolf.  (Jeff Beach | Echo Press)
Community Night Out is a winner
August 1, 2017 - 7:42pm
July 31, 2017
APD Sergeant Tony Kuhnau played bean bags with a group of children at last year's Community Night Out. (Echo Press file photo)
Annual 'Community Night Out' is set for Tuesday
July 31, 2017 - 6:48pm
June 22, 2017
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Man who stopped traffic on I-94 dies while in custody
June 22, 2017 - 4:10pm
June 11, 2017
House in Alexandria catches fire during storm
June 11, 2017 - 11:08am
June 9, 2017
Alexandria Fire Department firefighters Bill Thoennes (left) and Jason Schmidt (right) place their gear in an extractor, which removes soot, hydrocarbons and other toxins using special cleaning fluids. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A hidden danger for firefighters: Cancer
June 9, 2017 - 6:00am
April 22, 2017
Participants compete in Saturday afternoon's bean bag tournament  RCC as part of the bags and beer event. 20 teams were in the tournament, and 16 vendors were in the craft beer expo. (Ryan Pietruszewski | Echo Press)
Bags and Beer event held at RCC
April 22, 2017 - 10:00pm