1 injured after jumping from 3rd floor to escape apartment fire in St. Paul
One person was injured after jumping to escape a third-floor apartment building in St. Paul because of a fire.
St. Paul Fire said crews responded to a fire at an apartment complex near Lafayette Road and Otsego Street at about 5:18 p.m. Thursday.
An automatic sprinkler partially extinguished the fire on the third floor, but one occupant jumped from the apartment before fire crews arrived.
The department said that person was taken to a hospital. The extent of that person's injuries is unclear.
The fire is under investigation.
At 5:18pm today crews responded to an Apartment Fire on the 600 block of Lafayette. A Fire in a 3rd floor apartment was partially extinguished by an automatic sprinkler. One occupant jumped from the 3rd floor prior to FD arrival. Occupant was transported to a local hospital. pic.twitter.com/azye7rvili— Saint Paul Fire Dept (@StPaulFireDept) February 14, 2020