Minneapolis firefighters battle 2nd fire in less than a month at Stevens House Museum

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Less than a month after a fire caused extensive damage to the historic John. H. Stevens House in Minneapolis, firefighters battled another early morning fire at the museum.

Just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, the Minneapolis Fire Department tweeted firefighters were working to put out an exterior fire on the 4900 block of Minnehaha Avenue.

A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS photographer at the scene confirmed the two-story museum was the Stevens House at 4901 Minnehaha Avenue.

According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews extinguished flames they found on a porch corner, and didn’t find any fire inside the building.

No one was injured.

However, the museum is still under construction after the previous fire.

The cause of Tuesday’s fire is still being investigated.

As previously reported, fire, smoke and water caused extensive damage to the house on Aug. 30, although crews were able to save the structure. Fire officials say the cause of that fire is undetermined.

The Stevens House, located near the intersection of 49th and Minnehaha Avenue, is considered to be one of the first homes built in Minneapolis. It has been at Minnehaha Park for more than 100 years, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The house was pulled down the road in 1896 by thousands of school children. CLICK HERE to learn more about the building, which the Minneapolis Park Board says was where Minneapolis and Hennepin County were organized.

Firefighters did not report any interior damage, but the Sept. 20 fire damaged the exterior of the museum. (Jeff Ernewein/KSTP)
The Stevens house was already under construction from a fire on Aug. 30, less than one month before the second fire on Sept. 20. (Jeff Ernewein/KSTP)