April 10, 1987 |
A wind-whipped grass fire swept to the edge of this town of 330 people Thursday, threatening to engulf gasoline tanks and forcing officials to evacuate 20 homes and ask all other residents to leave. No injuries were reported, and residents were allowed to return to their homes about 3 1/2 hours later.
January 2, 1989
A fire swept through a home north of Remer, Minn., killing eight children and two adults who were baby-sitting, authorities said. The fire spread so quickly it was unlikely that anyone woke up before being overcome by smoke, Remer Fire Chief Leo Renn said. The bodies were found still on the couches or beds where they were sleeping, he said. The victims in the two-story wooden home included four children of the owners, John Watson and his wife, Nancy, who were not at home.
January 15, 1995 |
Early morning fires trapped four families inside their homes in Minnesota, Ohio, suburban Chicago and Washington state, killing 16 children and five adults. In Burbank, Ill., a smoke alarm was still blaring at a burning home where firefighters pulled out a 62-year-old man and six children, ages 3 to 16, trapped on the top floor. They suffered burns and smoke inhalation and died at a hospital. Cause of the fire was not immediately known. Two women survived. In Moorhead, Minn.
January 16, 1987 |
Two children were killed and a third was critically injured Thursday, in a fire that authorities said may have been started by youngsters playing with matches.
January 2, 1999 |
Fire, apparently sparked by a defective heater in an attached garage, engulfed a two-story wooden house in Ceylon, Minn., killing six people, authorities said. Killed were Kathleen Hatfield, 60, her son, Alfred Hatfield, 40, and his three children, ages 8, 7 and 3. The sixth victim was Jenny Hoffmeyer, 22, a family friend who had been staying at the home. About 25 firefighters from three volunteer departments battled the blaze in Ceylon, which is about 100 miles southwest of Minneapolis.
March 25, 2013 |
Well, beating UCLA in the NCAA tournament doesn't mean as much as it once did. Minnesota fired coach Tubby Smith on Monday, one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the tournament after beating UCLA in the first round. Smith went 124-81 in six seasons at Minnesota and won 20 games five times. But he went just 46-62 in Big Ten play and never finished higher than sixth in the conference. "Tubby has had a long and distinguished career and we feel it's time for a fresh set of eyes for our student-athletes and our program in general," Athletic Director Norwood Teague said.