September 28, 2017 03:53 PM
Two people were taken to a nearby hospital as authorities worked to extinguish a fire at a Minneapolis residence Thursday morning.
According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, the fire occurred at a residence on the 2900 block of Taylor Street NE.
Firefighters searched the basement, first and second floors and determined the fire appeared to have been contained to the second floor.
The department reported the majority of the fire had been extinguished by roughly 7 a.m. All hot spots were extinguished just after 7:30 a.m., according to the department.
According to the Minneapolis Police Department, officers initially received an "unknown trouble call" Thursday morning. When authorities arrived at the scene on Taylor Street, they found an adult female victim who had been badly burned across the street from the residence. The woman was transported in critical condition to Hennepin County Medical Center, according to authorities.
Police then found another individual on the 900 block of 29th Avenue NE. Authorities said the man is a suspect in the incident. He was also transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he is listed as being in critical condition.
Authorities said they believe the man and woman knew each other and that they had "some type of domestic relationship." They also said they had heard there were earlier threats from the man to start the residence on fire, and that the department's homicide and arson units would be investigating those allegations.
Fire is Under Control. No firefighter injuries reported. Cause of this fire is under investigation.— Minneapolis Fire (@MinneapolisFire) September 28, 2017
Updated: September 28, 2017 03:53 PM
Created: September 28, 2017 07:19 AM
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