Fire breaks out at grain elevator in Minneapolis Wednesday morning
Fire crews responded to a fire at a vacated, boarded-up grain elevator in Minneapolis Wednesday morning.
The Minneapolis Fire Department said they responded to the fire at the intersection of 37th and Cheatham Avenue at around 6:30 a.m.
Fire crews reported seeing thick, black smoke from the upper levels and the roof.
A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew captured footage of the blaze around 7 a.m., where black smoke was seen billowing from a window at the top of the grain elevator.
According to an initial report, fire crews cut holes into the grain towers in order to get to the fire, using “copious amounts of water on several grain elevator towers from above.” Later, a second alarm was called for additional crews and equipment.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, officials say.
Another fire was reported at the same location in October 2022.