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Resident in wheelchair rescued from balcony amid house fire in Maple Grove

Crews work to put out a fire at a fourplex Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Maple Grove. Photo: Maple Grove Fire Department. Crews work to put out a fire at a fourplex Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Maple Grove.

Kyle Brown
Created: October 31, 2021 11:56 AM

Emergency crews helped a stranded resident in a wheelchair escape a fourplex fire early Sunday morning in Maple Grove.

According to Maple Grove Fire Chief Tim Bush, the resident in a wheelchair called 911 around 3:20 a.m. to report that their attached garage was burning and smoke was infiltrating their home on the 9300 block of Juneau Lane North, just across from Lakeview Knolls Park. 

Maple Grove police officers were the first to arrive, and they reported that the garage was fully engulfed in flames and the disabled resident had moved onto the balcony without a way to get down, Bush said.

The police officers pulled the squad vehicle next to the deck and used it as a platform to reach the resident, Bush said. Officers then used a patient transport device to lift the resident up and over the railing before bringing them to paramedics.


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