RED WING, Minn. (KMSP) - A fire has significantly damaged the Red Wing Solid Waste facility, according to city officials. A total of 70 firefighters, eight engines, three ladders, two tenders and five ambulances responded to the call of a fire inside the facility at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Upon entering the building, firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions in the "tipping room" area. Due to the amount of material and equipment in the building, the fire quickly grew and eventually involved 40 percent of the 36,000 square foot building. No injuries were reported.
The fire was declared under control at 10:30 p.m. Crews remained on scene, looking for hot spots and putting out small fires until 01:10 a.m. Thursday.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Garbage and recycling will be picked up at its normal times on Thursday.
The Red Wing Fire Department was assisted by Ellsworth Fire, Cannon Falls Fire, Zumbrota Ambulance, Lake City Fire, Goodhue Fire and the Red Wing Police Department.