Overnight fire displaces multiple people at Minnetonka townhouse

Firefighters battle apartment complex fire overnight

The fire broke out late Monday night on Covington Road.

Several people are without homes in Minnetonka after an overnight fire in a townhouse.

The building is located on County Road 101 near Covington Road.

The city says firefighters were called to the four-unit townhouse at around 12:33 a.m. Tuesday and found flames coming from both the townhouse and an attached garage.

A second alarm was called for additional resources and crews were then able to control the fire.

The front of the building was charred as of 1 a.m. Tuesday, and at least one vehicle was also destroyed.

“My window was, like, orange. So, I was kind of shocked and I went to my window and saw the first garage burning down,” said Hannan Mohamud, who witnessed the fire happening.

According to the Minnetonka Fire Department, everyone was able to safely evacuate from the building.

The building management and the Red Cross are working to find temporary housing for the displaced residents, the city says.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.