The Stillwater Fire Department had a busy Friday night, responding to two fires in a span of two hours.
Just after 8 p.m. on Jan. 30, Stillwater firefighters were called to the 9500 block of St. Croix Trail for a single-vehicle crash with a working vehicle fire.
When firefighters arrived, they found the driver had gotten out of the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters were assisted on the scene by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, emergency dispatchers, the Minnesota State Patrol, Stillwater police and Lakeview EMS.
Just before 10 p.m. Jan. 30, firefighters were called to a townhouse fire in the 2800 block of Brewers Lane.
When firefighters arrived, smoke was coming from the eight-unit townhouse complex. Crews entered the unoccupied townhome, and found a sprinkler-controlled fire on the first floor.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and ventilated the building.
No injuries were reported. The damage was estimated at about $20,000.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
“The fire sprinkler in this building prevented significant fire damage to the complex and allowed the residents of the attached units to escape without injury,” a post on the Stillwater Fire Department’s Facebook page reads.
Firefighters were assisted on the scene by Stillwater police and and Washington County dispatchers.
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