1 taken to hospital following fire at St. Paul high-rise
One person was taken to the hospital Monday night and nearly two dozen others were displaced following a fire at a St. Paul high-rise.
The fire occurred at the Wilder Park Condominiums on the 1100 block of Edgcumbe Road.
At approximately 8:15pm firefighters responded to a fire on the 1100 block of Edgcumbe Rd. The fire involved two units on the 11th floor of a multistory highrise. 11 fire suppression units, 4 ambulances and over 60 firefighters responded. One patient was transported. pic.twitter.com/29pDy2THrX— Saint Paul Fire Dept (@StPaulFireDept) May 19, 2020
The fire department reported it was contained to two units. However, a total of eight units were condemned by building inspectors, displacing 22 people, according to the department.
Neighbors told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, at one point, the fire even appeared to reignite.
"I was watching, and they put it out, and it appeared to restart again, but you could see that it was bright," one witness said.
"All I could do is say a prayer for whoever is in there and for these firemen," another said. "I could do nothing more."
The St. Paul Fire Department confirmed that one person was transported to the hospital. The Red Cross is helping those displaced by the fire.
Last night’s fire on Edgcumbe Rd caused significant damage. 8 units were condemned and 22 occupants were displaced. Coordination with @sppdmn, @mnredcross, @MetroTransitMN, and St Paul’s Dept of Safety and Inspections enabled them to be housed and connected with services. pic.twitter.com/AtW0ILZjvN— Saint Paul Fire Dept (@StPaulFireDept) May 19, 2020