Photo Story: Three-Alarm Fire Hits Minn. Dwelling

Seven fire departments responded to a late night house fire in Edina on June 3.


No one was injured in a large fire that caused significant damage to a home in southwest Edina on June 3.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., the Edina Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 6600 block of Kenney Place. The first fire crews on-scene found a working fire with flames shooting from the roof. The homeowners were present at the time of the fire and evacuated the home safely. No injuries were reported. 

A third alarm was called, bringing mutual aid from Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Richfield and Hennepin County EMS. CenterPoint Energy was also on scene to disconnect gas lines. During fire crews’ exterior attack on the fire, part of the home’s roof collapsed, largely over the garage. Firefighters brought the fire under control in about an hour, followed by interior attack of small fires and hot spots. 

“The home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, making it a little more difficult to get trucks and hoses to the home to extinguish the fire from all sides,” said Edina Fire Chief Marty Scheerer. “If the home had residential sprinklers, it could have kept the fire from spreading so quickly and may have saved the home.” 

The home has significant damage and may be a total loss. Initial reports show the fire may have started in the garage; however, the exact cause of the fire is currently under investigation.