A neighbor says he heard a loud explosion that sounded like a "bomb going off."
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jay Corn
Monday, January 2, 2012
Firefighters and police officers from several area departments responded late Monday afternoon to a report of a home explosion on Lakeview Avenue in Tonka Bay. The fully engulfed home is on the shores of Echo Bay. Firefighters at one point had about a half-dozen hoses on the structure. They fought the blaze from the ground and from a ladder elevated above the roof. Flames were coming out of the roof and windows of the house, and the front of the structure nearest the road suffered extensive damage. Excelsior Fire District Chief Scott Gerber said the initial call was received by emergency dispatchers just before 4 p.m. Police officers were the first to reach the scene, and reported to inbound firefighters that the home was fully engulfed. "…
From fireworks to parades and flying pancakes, Lake Minnetonka will be humming with patriotism this weekend.
Lake Minnetonka Fourth of July Celebrations Have an event we missed that you would like included in this list? E-mail the who, what, when, where and why to firstname.lastname@example.org 34th Annual Firecracker Run When: The 2 mile race is at 8 a.m. and the 10k is at 8:30 a.m. Where: Excelsior Commons Why Go: Might as well put a little spice into your fitness routine for the holiday. Price: On race day, $5 for 2 miles and $35 for the 10k The Revolutionary "Flying Pancakes" Read the full preview here When: 8 a.m. to noon Where: The Historic Wayzata Depot (402 Lake Street E, Wayzata) Why Go: Catch your breakfast while it’s hot, hear tales from revolutionary actors and see muskets being fired. Price: $6 includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, cold drink and…