Minneapolis firefighters battle 2 house fires midday Sunday

Minneapolis firefighters battled two house fires midday Sunday on opposite sides of the city, one in North Minneapolis and the other near the edges of the city’s Powderhorn and Phillips communities.

Both fires, which were at homes on the 5200 block of Penn Avenue North and the 3000 block of 10th Avenue South, were under control around noon.

As of posting, the department has not reported any injuries from either fire. Crews called the Red Cross to the scene of the 10th Avenue fire to help a woman who lives there.

The woman’s home on 10th Avenue was declared uninhabitable, at least for the time being, after the fire burned up the kitchen ceiling and left behind heavy smoke damage.

At Penn Avenue, the main damage reported was a hole in the floor of a bedroom.

Check back to watch video taken by a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS photographer at both scenes.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is working to gather any additional details as the Minneapolis Fire Department investigates the causes of the two fires.