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Minnetonka House Fire

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Minnetonka House Fire

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Massive flames could be seen rolling through large homes on the northeast side of Lake Minnetonka just before 7 pm Wednesday, with smoke billowing high into the sky. Firefighters battled extreme cold and wind trying to put it out. It was just huge, WAYZATA Volunteer Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich recall. It was fully engulfed in fire when we arrive. It is getting colder by the minute. There were many, many departments that came and responded to the fire, and they did an absolutely excellent job in subzero weather, Woodland Mayor Vince Suerth say. Fire investigators believe a massive blaze, at 2750 Gale Road, in Woodland, broke out around 6: 15 on Wednesday evening. 100 firefighters from 20 departments were confronted by walls of flame, consuming million mansion. Suerth said with no fire hydrants, crews had to set up a portable pool, fill it with tanker water and run long hoses to get to the flames. Probably one of the hardest parts, aside from cold weather, was no fire hydrants in the area, Klapprich say. Every bit of water needs to be tank in from hydrant, I 'm going to guess, about a mile away. They were able to save any other structures around it with no damage, They did an excellent job, Suerth say. In daylight Thursday, house was still smoldering and the air was thick with smoke. Char debris litters neighborhood,ss covering snow and hanging in trees. Massive fire destroyed homes on Lake Minnetonka's shore, no injuries were reported. I think that was due to houses being under construction, so you have a lot of insulation and light material floating around that started on fire, Suerth say. Suerth said the house has been under construction for a while, but there was still about a year left to build. Klapprich said it was one of the largest and most challenging fires his department had ever face. Nothing to stop the fire. It just took off on us, he said quietly. With wind off the lake, wind - driven fire, it fans flames, and gets them going. Chief say temperatures, in single digits, were so cold that water in hoses, turned to slush. Fire crews rotate every 15 minutes, to the garage or front seat of the truck, just to get a bit warm. Those who KSTP talk with day after fire are all thankful that everyone living nearby or working on massive fire is OK. Nobody gets hurt, that to us, is the biggest thing, Suerth say. The homeowner is part of the Davis family, who own Cambria and many other businesses around Minnesota. Firefighters last night were unbelievable, especially in frigid conditions and without a lot of resources to fight fire, Jon Davis say. No one was hurt, and that's what's most important, he say. Everything else is just stuff.

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