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North Minneapolis apartment fire displaces 15-plus residents

Almost 20 people displaced in north Minneapolis apartment fire
Almost 20 people displaced in north Minneapolis apartment fire 00:27

MINNEAPOLIS — Nearly 20 residents are displaced after a two-alarm apartment fire early Thursday in north Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Fire Department says crews were called at about 3:20 a.m. to the building off North Plymouth and James avenues.

Fire was present in units on all three floors of the building, as well as the roof. Firefighters used an aerial ladder in the attack, and ripped a hole in the roof for ventilation. A second crew was also called in to battle the blaze.

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MFD says firefighters were able to quickly evacuate residents, and they saved a cat's life via CPR. No one was hurt.

Many of the dozen units in the building are deemed uninhabitable, and the Red Cross is assisting several residents.

MFD says the fire is still under investigation.

Hours later, crews were called to another apartment building fire in the city, about 10 miles southeast near Bossen Field Park. There were also no reported injuries in that fire.

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