Minnesota firefighters get ‘butts kicked’ by extreme cold


ISANTI, MN (WNCN) – Just because it’s -30 degrees out doesn’t mean firefighters get to stay inside. 

In Isanti, Minnesota, which is about 40 miles north of Minneapolis, the fire department was dispatched to two structure fires late Wednesday into Thursday, according to the department’s Facebook page

One call was to a fully-involved house fire and another was a chimney fire. 

Isanti was helped by neighboring fire departments as they all braved what Isanti reported as temperatures between -25 and -35 degrees. And that’s without the wind chill.

“To say we appreciate and needed the assistance from our neighbors would be an understatement. With air temperatures of -25 to -35 degrees, we got our butts kicked,” Isanti Fire wrote. 

Firefighters were able to get the fires under control by early morning.

It was a “night we won’t soon forget!” Isanti said.

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