Firefighters said one person was injured after jumping from the second floor.
MINNEAPOLIS — One person was injured after jumping from a second-story window to escape a fire at a foreclosed apartment building early Saturday in Minneapolis.
According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, several people were inside the building at the time of the fire, and at one point one of them jumped from an upstairs window. Officials say the person was medically evaluated by HCMC paramedics and is in “stable” condition.
Deputy Chief Rita Juran said crews are working to determine if anyone else was inside.
“We have unconfirmed reports that there may have been other people in the building. We cannot confirm that at this time. We have called the state fire marshal to the scene to assist in the investigation,” Juran said.
“I’m just shocked,” Michelle Davis said. Davis lives near the building where the fire occurred.
“I looked out my window and I just saw fire spreading from the first, second and third floors,” Davis said. “I just hope there was no one else there… You know… the homeless… come and sleep at night to escape the cold.”
Officials said they were called to a boarded-up apartment near the Leaning Tower of Pizza just before 6:15 a.m. for a report of smoke coming from the building. Crews evacuated the building before the fire eventually spread to all four floors, causing the roof and exterior walls to partially collapse onto the walkways.
The Minneapolis Fire Department said no other buildings were damaged.
KARE 11 staff emailed C David George and called the phone number listed on a sign on the vacant building and got no answer.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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