Fire at Virginia Public Utilities Quickly Contained

Updated: 05/27/2014 2:29 PM
Created: 05/27/2014 2:20 PM

On Tuesday morning, around 11:30am, fire crews rushed to the Virginia Public Utilities, on a report of a fire on the roof.

When they arrived, they found a fire had taken over an area about 10 feet by 12 feet, according to Fire Chief Dan L'Allier.

The fire was quickly contained, although because Virginia firefighters had been training nearby with Hibbing crews, they had more manpower show up to help just in case.

Mt. Iron and Eveleth also arrived on scene, and helped with the equipment afterwards.

The cause is under investigation. The plant continued to operate as normal.

Front Page

  • No Injuries in Superior Plane Crash

    Two men were apparently not injured when a small plane crashed at Superior's Bong Memorial Airport on Wednesday afternoon.  The plane crashed near the Upper Deck Restaurant at about 2:13 p.m.

  • Leaders Break Ground on $17.7M Port of Duluth Intermodal Project

    Leaders from across the state and country gathered Wednesday to break ground on the largest infrastructure project undertaken by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority in nearly half a century. 

  • No Antlerless Deer Hunt in Northern Wis. This Fall

    The state Department of Natural Resources' board has prohibited hunters from killing antlerless deer in 13 counties this fall in an effort to regrow the herd in those areas.  Douglas, Bayfield, Sawyer, Ashland, and Iron counties are included in the ban.

  • Identities of Grand Forks Walmart Shooting Victims Released

    Police have identified the man who was killed and the woman who was injured when a U.S. airman walked into a North Dakota Wal-Mart Supercenter and opened fire before turning the gun on himself.

  • Mesabi Nugget, Mining Resources Idled Indefinitely

    Steel Dynamics, the parent company of Mesabi Nugget and Mining Resources, announced Tuesday that the two Iron Range facilities will remain idled indefinitely, affecting about 200 workers.  A small group of workers will be retained to maintain the facilities. 


Flood Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Aitkin; Crow Wing
Expires: 5/31/2015 1:00 PM

Flood Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Crow Wing; Morrison
Expires: 6/1/2015 7:00 AM