Firefighters respond to fire at Minneapolis homeless encampment

November 19, 2018 07:34 PM

Firefighters responded to reports of tents on fire at a homeless encampment in Minneapolis. 

A Minneapolis fire official said one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. 

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The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. 

The encampment is near Hiawatha and Franklin avenues and has grown over the last several months.

Earlier this month, city leaders voted to develop a piece of property nearby in the hopes of relocating the people who are currently living in tents on the sidewalk.

One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The cause is under investigation.

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