Fire in northeast Minneapolis leaves one firefighter injured

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A fire in northeast Minneapolis Saturday afternoon has left one firefighter injured, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department.

Shortly after 4 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a report of a house fire near the intersection of 26th Ave NE and Grand St NE, a fire department spokesperson told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. A passerby had called and reported heavy smoke.

Firefighters arrived to find a large fire burning in the fireplace in the basement. According to a fire department spokesperson, the fire escaped, and heavy amounts of gas were released into the room.

There was then a flashover of gas that blew insulation out onto the roof, the fire department spokesperson said, adding that one firefighter was close to the flashover and was burned on the face and neck.

The firefighter had their injuries evaluated and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

No other parties were injured in the fire, fire officials said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.