September 28, 2017 06:23 PM
Both police and a family member have confirmed a woman has died after she was badly burned in a fire at a Minneapolis residence Thursday morning.
Two people were taken to a nearby hospital as authorities worked to extinguish the fire.
According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, the blaze occurred at a residence on the 2900 block of Taylor Street Northeast.
The Minneapolis Police Department said officers initially received an "unknown trouble call" Thursday morning. When authorities arrived at the scene, 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. She later died.
Police then found another individual on the 900 block of 29th Avenue Northeast. Authorities said the man is a suspect in the incident. He was also transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition.
Authorities believe the man and woman knew each other, and that they had "some type of domestic relationship." They also said they heard of earlier threats from the man to start the residence on fire. The department's homicide and arson units are investigating those allegations.
The victim's sister said the man is the woman's ex-boyfriend, and she believes he started the blaze.
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.
Updated: September 28, 2017 06:23 PM
Created: September 28, 2017 03:31 PM
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