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Posted on: November 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Structure Fire-Yoder Building Supplies

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Press Release

Yoder Building Supplies

1831 3rd Avenue East,

Hibbing, MN 55746

November 11, 2022, at 9:03pm

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On the Evening of Friday, November 11th, the Hibbing Fire Dept, Keewatin Fire Dept, Chisholm Fire Dept and Virginia Fire Dept were dispatched to Yoder Building Supplies for the report of fire coming out of the window. 

The first arriving unit found smoke and fire showing and declared a working structure fire. The fire quickly spread and breached the roof requiring a second alarm of fire departments throughout the Iron Range including Fayal, Eveleth, Nashwauk, Grand Rapids and Mountain Iron. 

The building is a very large commercial structure and lumberyard. Due to the roof collapse and size of the building, suppression was difficult so excavation from the City of Hibbing and 3 aerial trucks were needed to fully extinguish the blaze. 

Crews were on scene fighting the fire until 6:00am for the total of a 9 hour battle. The building was not occupied at the time of the fire and was reported by a passerby.

The building is a total loss estimating 1.5 million in damages. There were no Firefighter or civilian injuries reported. The fire is being investigated by the Hibbing Fire Marshal and the MN State Fire Marshal's Office. There is no foul play suspected.

We are so thankful for the support of both the community and mutual aid departments that provide us with help every time we are in need. 

Another huge shout out to Fayal Fire for their rehab trailer that provides firefighters with warmth, food and beverages and also to FREEBS FITNESS & Tanning (24/7) for keeping their building open into the early morning hours to provide a bathroom and warmth for our firefighters and the Yoder's during the fire.

Visit Friends of the Northland FireWire for more pictures of the event.

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