4-alarm apartment fire displaces 15 people in Hopkins Thursday

A four-alarm fire at an apartment building broke out just before 4:30 p.m. in Hopkins, displacing 15 people Thursday night.

The Hopkins Fire Department said they and Hopkins Police responded to a report of an apartment fire in the 900 block of Westbrook Way.

Fire crews saw heavy smoke coming from the second floor of an eight-unit apartment complex when they arrived. They then found fire on the first floor that had extended into the second floor. Nine other crews were called to help fight the flames.

Firefighters then knocked down the four-alarm fire, according to a news release from the department.

No injuries or fatalities were reported from the fire, and its cause is under investigation.

Those displaced by the fire are being helped by the Red Cross, according to the release.

Personnel from Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Edina, St. Louis Park, Bloomington, Plymouth, Mound, Excelsior and Golden Valley all assisted.