120-Unit Apartment Near U Of M Evacuated Due To CO Leak

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis firefighters evacuated an apartment building near the University of Minnesota due to a carbon monoxide leak Thursday morning.

Fire officials say the CO leak was reported around 9 a.m. in the 120-unit apartment building located at 820 Washington Ave. SE. Two main level restaurants were also evacuated.

Firefighters found carbon monoxide throughout the building.

Related: Information on Carbon Monoxide

Officials say that Xcel Energy workers found the source. They say it seems to have come from the Noodles & Company. The fans that normally ventilate were shut off, causing a small build up.

As of noon Thursday, Xcel was still ventilating the building.

There were no victims.


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