St Ann fire on scene of a dumpster fire at Bremer Manufacturing that
apperently exploded. One fire fighter is being trasported via Theda
Star 3 others injured . Confirmed 1 fatality is a St. Anna FF. The other two are reported as being critical but in stable condition.Updates as I get them from
contacts on scene>>http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/fox_cities/Dumpster-explo... RIP MY BROTHER... And to the the injuried get well soon...
UPDATE:Update there were seven injuries total 1 fatal 2 cirtical but stable the rest are stable and or have been released from the hospital. Funeral/Memorial Details will be posted when I know further. These are my Hometown guys (I used to run with these boys)I'll Post further when Known.
A friend of mine works for the Calumet County Sheriff said one of his friends reported the fire. From this officer it sounds like there were metal shavings in the dumpster and reacted when water hit. Unknown chemical, but it makes sense if you had a class "D" fire and intensified with water application to explode.
As stated this is secondhand info and is not official yet. Keep it in mind though when doing size ups.
Info from the state is that this was burning metal which when contacted with water released hydrogen gas and caused the explosion. There were still samples taken to see if any other accelerants were present, but it is being treated as an accident.
A dumpster isn't worth it. Like Gonz mentions deck gun or really just let it burn out, there is nothing worth saving that is thrown out. This is an unfortunate reminder that there is no routine fire and that we can't get complacent.