Bancroft neighborhood duplex fire injures 1
UPDATE: A man is recovering from burn injuries following a duplex fire early Friday morning in the Bancroft neighborhood of Minneapolis.
According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews were called to a duplex on the 3900 block of 15th Avenue South shortly after 6 a.m.
While all residents were out of the building by the time firefighters arrived, officials say one man was taken to an area hospital for burns to his feet. No other injuries were reported.
A total of six adults were inside the building – fire officials say one unit was being used as an Airbnb, and the homeowners were in the other unit.
The home is considered uninhabitable, and the Red Cross is helping the three homeowners. A Metro Transit bus was called in to provide shelter for residents and firefighters due to the extreme cold.
As of 8:20 a.m., firefighters were still at the scene extinguishing flames.
The cause of the fire is still being determined.
INITIAL REPORT: Minneapolis firefighters are battling flames and extreme cold Friday morning in the city’s Bancroft neighborhood.
According to the fire department, crews were called to the 3900 block of 15th Avenue South for a residential duplex fire.
When crews arrived, they found fire showing on the second floor, and everyone was out of the building.
A second alarm was called for additional personnel and equipment, according to the department’s Twitter account.
Temperatures in the early morning hours were roughly 10 below zero. Wind chills are expected to be as low as 35 below zero, and a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for Hennepin County until 9 a.m. Friday. CLICK HERE for the latest forecast.
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