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Minneapolis Fire Department responds to 3 fires in 24 hours

Minneapolis Fire Department responds to 3 fires in 24 hours Photo: MGN

Updated: July 20, 2019 07:48 PM

The Minneapolis Fire Department has responded to three fires over the last 24 hours, the fire department announced Saturday. The causes of the fires remain under investigation.

The first of the three occurred at 6 p.m. Friday. Fire crews responded to a fire at a triplex at 1515 Main St.. NE.

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Upon arrival, crews discovered smoke coming from the third floor of the building. Additional personnel were called to the scene due to heat-related conditions, according to a fire department release. 

Crews managed to extinguish the fire promptly, the release said. No residents of the triplex were injured, but three firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.

The Red Cross responded to the incident in aid with displaced residents and returned to duty.

The second fire occurred at around 7:45 a.m. Saturday. crews responded to a fire in a single-family home located at 4759 Dupont Ave. N.

Crews managed to extinguish the fire using handlines. No one was injured.

The third fire took place at 1614 4th St. S.

Crews responded to a kitchen fire at around 3 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire using handlines.

One adult female resident was transported for burns on her hands and and feet that she sustained while trying to extinguish the fire prior to the fire department's arrival. 

 

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