Minn. Firefighters Face Close Calls at Gas Odor

Several Minnesota firefighters had a series of close calls at a reported odor of gas in a residential neighborhood this week. Before the incident was mitigated, one firefighter was threatened and several were close to a blast that rocked the...


"The important thing to me is that we can't let our guard down," Chief John Ehret told Firehouse.com. "There are so many factors when responding to these types of calls and now there is the human factor that we have to worry about."

Asked by Firehouse.com if the crews could have faced an even greater danger if they had made it to the second floor before the fire ignited, Ehret responded, "I'm not sure what would have happened, but I'm sure it wouldn't have been a good outcome for them."