Minneapolis Fire Department responds to 2 fires within a mile of each other

Updated: January 09, 2020 10:36 AM

The Minneapolis Fire Department worked to control two fires that broke out Wednesday night within a mile of each other.

According to tweets by the department, one fire was at a house in the area of North Emerson Avenue and 36th Avenue North. Crews responded around 8 p.m.


As of 9:30 p.m., the scene was still active. 

Another structure fire occurred along the 4800 block of Lyndale Avenue N. The department said it's a two-story duplex and the upper story was "fully involved" as of 9:04 p.m.

As of 9:20 p.m., both fires were still being attended to. 

The fire department also told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the roof at the Lyndale location collapsed and the walls could go at anytime. A firefighter at the scene told KSTP the house was vacant at the time and is a total loss. 

No one was hurt at either scene, authorities said. The cause of each fire is under investigation.

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