Firefighters rescue injured Minneapolis resident who uses wheelchair

Minneapolis firefighters responded to a kitchen fire around noon on Saturday and rescued a resident who uses a wheelchair, according to a news release from the Minneapolis Fire Department.

The fire reportedly broke out near the intersection of East 26th Street and 12th Avenue South just before noon.

The new release states that fire crews then made entry and found the resident, who they rescued from the home.

The resident was treated for burn injuries and smoke inhalation, according to the release. They were then taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Firefighters then extinguished the fire in the kitchen area. No other injuries were reported.

The home was deemed uninhabitable and was subsequently boarded up, the news release states.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.