Investigation underway into cause of early morning Minneapolis fire

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Fire officials say one person is being treated for smoke inhalation following an early morning fire in Minneapolis.

Crews were called to a two-story duplex on the 900 block of Thomas Avenue North at about 5:13 a.m.

When they arrived, fire officials say heavy smoke was found on the first floor. They then began evacuating both residences. Crews also searched for victims.

Firefighters say one man was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated after he was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Crews were able to keep flames in the unit where the fire started.

Fire officials say the Red Cross is helping three residents, as the residential unit where the fire started was deemed uninhabitable.

Meanwhile, the second residence is being evaluated for livability due to the amount of smoke residue. Officials say five people live in that particular unit.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.