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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Firefighters battled a fire at a Northfield nursing home Sunday night, authorities said.

The fire started shortly after 7 p.m. at the Valley View Assisted Living and Memory Care facility, located on the 800 block of Linden Street North.

The facility’s staff, along with emergency personnel, evacuated the building of its 38 residents. Firefighters said two of those residents needed to be rescued from their rooms. There were no injuries, authorities said.

The residents were taken to a church across the street while crews battled the fire. Some residents were taken to Northfield Hospital, which had beds available for the residents to use.

Firefighters said they confined the fire to the room where the fire started. They conquered the fire at around 8:15 p.m.

Although the fire was confined, the building sustained considerable smoke damage.

The State Fire Marshall will investigate the cause of the fire.

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