The community came together Friday night to help piece together the lives torn apart by a devastating apartment fire.
A third person has died after an explosion in a Minneapolis apartment building. Fire officials said Friday they believe they have accounted for all victims of Wednesday’s explosion and fire, after recovering the bodies of two people from the building’s charred ruins.
It’s likely to be a long road ahead for the victims of that deadly fire on Cedar Avenue New Year’s Day. Dr. Ryan Fey at Hennepin County Medical Center says they have three patients still in critical condition.
Crews have finished searching the charred ruins of an apartment building on Cedar Avenue near downtown Minneapolis hours after pulling a second body from the structure. Crews began tearing apart the building at 514 Cedar Avenue South on Thursday and discovered the body of one person who didn’t make it out.
Some of the most startling images from Wednesday’s building fire were those of people jumping from up to three stories high to the icy streets below. One man who made such a leap got out of the hospital Thursday and spoke with WCCO-TV shortly after.
Fire department officials say that a body has been pulled from the Minneapolis apartment building that went up in flames on New Year’s Day after an explosion.
It’s hard enough for fire crews to battle a fire, just imagine doing it in sub-zero temperatures. The fire chief called conditions at the Cedar Avenue apartment fire in Minneapolis, “brutal.”
A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building with several apartments in Minneapolis early New Year’s Day, sending 13 people to hospitals — including six who were critically hurt — with injuries ranging from burns to trauma associated with falls. Families on the scene said at least three people were still unaccounted for.
Authorities say more than a dozen people were taken to hospitals after a fire engulfed several apartments near downtown Minneapolis. WCCO talked with a family member of one of the victims being treated at HCMC who also lived in the building. He said he has nothing left but the jacket he was wearing on his back.
Lakeville Police say a lone male suspect robbed a Bremer Bank in Lakeville Monday afternoon. According to police, the suspect entered the bank located on 17600 Cedar Avenue, demanded money – implying he had a weapon – and fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash.
MnDOT has canceled weekend construction on eastbound Interstate 494 in Bloomington and Richfield due to predicted bad weather. Officials say the closure, between I-35W and Cedar Avenue, has been rescheduled for Oct. 25. Crews will resurface the roadway as part of the I-494 improvement project.
The 1931 Spanish language “Dracula” will be shown at a historic Minneapolis cemetery on Wednesday night. The screening is a fundraiser for the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. Proceeds will help restore the steel and limestone pillar fence that serves as the cemetery’s border along Lake Street and Cedar Avenue.
By this time in the season, we’re used to seeing construction cones and detours. Starting Sunday, there’ll be some new changes along 35E. According to MnDOT, crews will shift north and southbound traffic on the freeway between Cedar Avenue and the 35 split. It’ll be single lane, head-to-head traffic for the next two weeks. During that same time, 35-E ramps to County Road 11.
Expect delays in both directions as I-35E in Burnsville will be reduced to a single lane as crews repair concrete pavement, MnDOT said. The work is between the I-35/35W/35E split and Cedar Avenue. One-lane traffic begins at midnight on Friday, June 14, and won’t open back up until mid-July.
A bicyclist who was the victim of an early morning hit-and-run in Minneapolis has died, and the driver has been arrested.