Mpls Fire Crews Battle 2 Early Morning Blazes
Minneapolis fire crews were busy Thursday morning battling two early morning house fires.
According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews first responded to a fire on the 2900 block of Colfax Avenue North around 4:53 a.m.
When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the home. Firefighters were evacuated from the inside of the home after the roof began to collapse.
Once firefighters knocked down the fire from the outside of the home, they were able to go back inside to finish putting out the fire.
No one was home at the time of the fire. The occupants were staying with relatives after being displaced from an earlier fire on Wednesday around 8:30 p.m.
Investigators determined the fire on Wednesday was caused by electrical overheating specifically focused at a light fixture. It was ruled accidental. The fire on Thursday occurred in the same room. The cause of that fire is 'undetermined.'
In a second fire, crews responded to a home on the 5500 block of Pillsbury Avenue South. When crews arrived they found a fire in the attic.
The home had been evacuated and crews contained the fire to the attic.
No one was injured in this incident, and the fire is also under investigation.