Fire destroys 3-story townhouse in Minneapolis

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Minneapolis firefighters deemed a townhouse uninhabitable after a fire Saturday night in the Whittier neighborhood within the Powderhorn community, according to a press release.

The department says crews responded around 9:20 p.m. Saturday to reports of smoke coming from the underground garage of a three-story townhome at 223 W. 28th St.

Crews fought the fire, which extended to all three floors and required responders to call for extra personnel and equipment.

The department says the fire did not extend to other units, but firefighters ventilated smoke from an adjacent townhome because its 4-gas monitor detected carbon monoxide.

The townhome, which was an end unit, is uninhabitable. One cat was found dead after the incident.

Fire Crews did not call Red Cross and did not report any injuries to firefighters or inhabitants.

The Minneapolis Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS video at the scene can be viewed in the player above. See pictures from the fire department in the tweet below.