A little after 6am, on May 2, 2005, firefighters and police in Edina, Minnesota were alerted to a residential structure fire on the city's west side (Parkwood) neighborhood.
The fire reported by neighbors, who indicated "flames seen" in a house under construction.
Edina medic one, reported a smoke column could be seen in the general area of the call, as they responded.
Capt. 47 (Jim Robinson) in charge of Edina E-82, requested a full first alarm, followed shortly by a request for a 2nd alarm. This response brought automatic-aid from Richfield and St. Louis Park, an all-call for Edina firefighters and mutual-aid from neighboring Hopkins.
Upon arrival he reported a large 2-story, single family home, under construction, with heavy fire showing. He assumed command and requested a third alarm, summoning Eden Prairie to the scene and for city coverage.
Approximately 70 firefighters manning 12 pieces of apparatus, knocked down the heavily involved fire in just over an hour. Using multiple 2 1/2" and 1 3/4" hand lines and two aerial master streams.
Fire streams were also used to protect two adjacent homes on the "B and D" sides. A partial collapse occurred on the "B,C" side as well as the center of the 4000+ sq. ft. home.
No injuries were reported and out of town crews began releasing by 8am.