Monday night, residents of an apartment building on the 3500 block of Dupont Avenue were surprised by the smell of smoke wafting through their hallways.
According to a written statement from Minneapolis Fire Marshal Perry Ebner emailed to reporters, fire crews were called to the scene at 9:21 p.m. When they arrived, they weren't able to see any fire apparent from the outside. However, residents told firefighters smoke seemed to be concentrated on the third floor.
Discovering one unit on fire, crews evacuated the entire building and began attacking the flames. At 9:43, crews called a second alarm as a precaution against the fire spreading, Ebner wrote. Two other large apartment buildings in Minneapolis have burned down in recent months after apartment fires metastasized through the walls. By 10:08, Ebner wrote, the fire was under control.
No one was injured, and the fire is now under investigation.
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