Roseville Fire Department fights two early morning residential fires in three days

The Roseville Fire Department responded to the first residential fire of the week at 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 26. None were injured, but two pet cats died in the fire.
The Roseville Fire Department responded to the first residential fire of the week at 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 26. None were injured, but two pet cats died in the fire. (Photo courtesy of the Roseville Fire Department)
The department estimates the fire caused about $80,000 of damage. Residents in surrounding units were evacuated.
The department estimates the apartment fire in the 2200 block of Lexington Avenue caused about $80,000 of damage. Residents in surrounding units were evacuated. (Photo courtesy of the Roseville Fire Department)
The second fire of the week occurred in the 3000 block of Mount Ridge Road in Roseville. The fire department estimates the blazes caused about $75,000 in damage to the home. An investigation into the cause is underway.
The second fire of the week occurred in the 3000 block of Mount Ridge Road in Roseville. The fire department estimates the blazes caused about $75,000 in damage to the home. An investigation into the cause is underway. (Photo courtesy of the Roseville Fire Department)
The three residents of the home were able to evacuate the home uninjured. Roseville Police successfully retreived two pet dogs that remained inside.
The three residents were able to evacuate the home uninjured. Roseville Police successfully retrieved two pet dogs that remained inside. (Photo courtesy of the Roseville Fire Department)

Dozens of firefighters respond; fires caused thousands of dollars of damage but no injuries

In a matter of just three days, the Roseville Fire Department was called to fight two early-morning residential fires.

The first blaze, which was reported around 3:30 a.m. at an apartment building in the 2200 block of Lexington Avenue Jan. 26, caused an estimated $80,000 in damage. Two pet cats died in the fire, and the residents in surrounding units were evacuated. According to a release from the fire department, a total of 35 firefighters took part in extinguishing the fire, clean up and investigation, and were assisted by local agencies including the Lake Johanna Fire Department, Allina EMS and the Roseville Police Department.

The second fire ignited at a home in the 3000 block of Mount Ridge Road Jan. 28, causing an estimated $75,000 in damage. A neighbor reportedly noticed flames in the back of the house and called the department at around 1:30 a.m. The department arrived to find a "heavy fire load" on the rear deck. 

The homeowner was reportedly unaware of the fire until police arrived at the home. Police were able to return into the home to rescue two pet dogs. A release from the department states 28 firefighters were on the scene, with aid from the Lake Johanna Fire Department, Allina EMS, the Roseville Police Department and Xcel Energy.

Neil Sjostrom, a Roseville firefighter, told the Review "it's been a busy start to 2015" for the department, which has responded to three structure fires since Jan. 1.

No one was injured in either fire. Investigations into the causes of the fires are underway.

--Johanna Holub

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