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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say two adults and two dogs were able to escape after their south Minneapolis home caught fire Friday morning.

Crews responded to a report of a house fire at about 2 a.m. Friday on the 3800 block of Elliott Avenue South in Minneapolis. Authorities say two adults were sleeping on the second floor of the home when they heard their smoke alarms go off. They grabbed their two dogs and went to the roof of the porch despite bitterly cold temperatures.

The home is less than two blocks away from a fire station, so crews were able to respond quickly. Everyone inside the home got out safely, but it’s not clear how much damage was caused by the fire. Nobody was hurt in the blaze, which is under investigation. Fire officials say the fire appears to have started on the first floor of the home and likely in the living room, but they don’t have a cause yet.

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