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1 injured after jumping from 3rd floor to escape apartment fire in St. Paul

1 injured after jumping from 3rd floor to escape apartment fire in St. Paul Photo: St. Paul Fire Department

Updated: February 13, 2020 08:15 PM

One person was injured after jumping to escape a third-floor apartment building in St. Paul because of a fire.

St. Paul Fire said crews responded to a fire at an apartment complex near Lafayette Road and Otsego Street at about 5:18 p.m. Thursday.

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An automatic sprinkler partially extinguished the fire on the third floor, but one occupant jumped from the apartment before fire crews arrived.

The department said that person was taken to a hospital. The extent of that person's injuries is unclear.

The fire is under investigation.

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