Fire destroys vacant north Minneapolis home
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Minneapolis firefighters were called to a two-alarm fire at a vacant Minneapolis home early Tuesday morning as a fire spread from the basement to the roof.
The Minneapolis Fire Department first tweeted about the incident at 1:23 a.m., saying firefighters were in the basement of the home.
As the fire spread, crews called a second alarm and continued to switch between offensive and defensive fire attacks.
Due to the balloon construction of the home, the fire spread quickly, the fire department said.
A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS photographer captured thick clouds of smoke billowing from the building.
Parts of the building collapsed, including the chimney and at least a portion of the roof.
Around 2:30 a.m., Xcel Energy came to the scene to shut off power to the home.
After the fire was put out, the home was boarded up.
The fire department says no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.