Minneapolis fire displaces 8 people, 6 pets

A fire in Minneapolis displaced eight people, including six children, and sent one person to the hospital for smoke inhalation Saturday afternoon. The Minneapolis Fire Department said that four dogs and two cats were also displaced by the fire.

Firefighters said they responded to a fire at a home in the 3200 block of Thomas Avenue North just before 2:30 p.m Saturday.

Crews found one resident who was trying to put the fire out when they arrived. That resident, along with the other residents in the home, were all evacuated from the building.

Firefighters then extinguished what remained of the fire and found no further extension throughout the home.

The resident who tried to extinguish the fire was brought to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported.

The Minneapolis Fire Department said the home was deemed “uninhabitable” due to the smoke and fire damage.

The Red Cross was called for the people and pets who were displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and remains under investigation.