Marnie Grondahl

Minnesota Fire Deaths on the Rise, Mostly Smoking-Related

Duluth Fire Officials share with us why, and how to further prevent one from starting.

DULUTH, Minn.- According to the Minnesota State Fire Marshal, 42 people died in fires statewide in 2019, a 14% increase from 2018, preliminary numbers say. The leading cause of these fires is smoking, with at least seven people dying in smoking related fires last year. According to Duluth Fire Department leaders, these fires tend to start outside by people improperly…

Fire Department Offers Key Tips To Remain Safe Over 4th of July

A good refresher with the 4th of July just days away

DULUTH, Minn.- Fireworks start an average of almost 19,000 fires in America every year, and with the 4th of July almost here it’s not a bad idea to have a refresher course of firework safety. In 2017, U.S. Hospital Emergency Rooms treated an estimated 13,000 people for fireworks related injuries, but there’s ways to prevent being part of that statistic….

Safety First this Fourth of July

The Duluth Fire Department Reminds of Important Safety Tips as People Ignite Fireworks this Independence Day

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Fire Department wants everyone to take in the “oohs and awes without the ouch” this Independence Day. The 4th of July can bring out the best outdoor entertainment with warm weather, grilling, parades, and fireworks, however, Duluth Fire Marshal Marnie Grondahl wants to remind folks that fireworks come with extreme danger if not enjoyed with caution….