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Deadly fire at Minneapolis high-rise ruled accidental, cause unknown

Deadly fire at Minneapolis high-rise ruled accidental, cause unknown

Updated: December 02, 2019 01:54 PM

The cause of a fire at a Minneapolis high-rise apartment that left five people dead and three others injured has been ruled accidental.

The Minneapolis Fire Department said Monday that last Wednesday's fire in the Cedar Riverside community was officially ruled accidental, but the cause remains undetermined.

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The fire started in the north wall of the bedroom in unit 1407, according to the fire department.

'Very tragic night': 5 dead, 3 hospitalized after Minneapolis high-rise apartment fire

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the people who died in the incident as 32-year-old Tyler Baron, 59-year-old Jerome Stuart, 67-year-old Nadifa Mohamud, 69-year-old Maryan Mohamed Mohamud, and 78-year-old Amatalah Adam.

Three people were hospitalized, and one firefighter was hurt. The firefighter was later treated and released. No updates have been given on the condition of the other three who were hospitalized.

A GiveMN page has raised more than $75,000 since the fire.

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