A woman rescued from a burning house in Columbia Heights was “unresponsive” when rescued and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center on Tuesday night, fire officials said.
Her name and condition were not available late Tuesday.
The fire, reported shortly after 8:30 p.m. on the 1000 block of 44½ Avenue NE., was mostly contained to a back bedroom, and firefighters were able to knock it down fairly quickly, said John Larkin, Columbia Heights assistant fire chief.
Other people in the house managed to get out and call for help, he said.
Nobody else was injured in the blaze.
Firefighters from Fridley and St. Anthony assisted with putting out the fire, which also caused smoke and water damage through the house, Larkin said
Curt Isakson is a 35 year veteran of the fire service. Curt is currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue. Previously worked 9 years with the Pensacola Fire Department where he was assigned as the Company Officer on Rescue 31. Curt’s fire service experiences started at a young age as a Junior firefighter with the Midway Fire Protection District and rose through the ranks to Captain. He has worked in volunteer, career, and combination departments.
Curt has held all ranks up to Battalion Chief and been assigned to operations, training, inspections, and was Chief of Special Operations for 7 years. Curt owns and operates County Fire Tactics that covers a very diverse range of fire service topics, as well as Firefighter Rescues, a site that documents rescues made by firefighters around the country.
He has annual contracts with numerous departments to provide standardized monthly training for these departments that respond daily together under an automatic aid agreement. Curt teaches nationally to include; FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, Orlando Fire Conference, Atlanta Fire Conference, Bowling Green State University, and owns/operates the annual HROC, COBC, WOTF, CFT ODP on Pensacola Beach. He is a Florida Certified Fire Officer, Instructor, Inspector, Arson, and FLUSAR.
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