No injuries in Edina fire that displaced duplex residents

UPDATE: On October 20, officials with the Edina Fire Department announced the cause of the duplex fire was accidental in nature.

According to a news release, the fire was caused by ashes being improperly discarded.

“Always thoroughly douse ashes with water and make sure they are cool before disposing them,” said Edina Fire Marshall DAve Ehmiller in a statement. “Also remember to never discard ashes near a structure like a house, garage, shed, etc.”

Original story:

A fire that displaced residents of a duplex in Edina is currently under investigation, according to the Edina Fire Department.

At around 4:15 p.m. on the 7000 block of McCauley Trail South, the fire department was called after receiving multiple reports of a three-alarm fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered one unit had heavy fire which extended into another unit right next to it. 

The fire department reported that everyone safely escaped the duplex, and no injuries to residents or staff have been reported. The residents of the duplex are currently displaced as a result of the fire.