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Third Person Dies In Mpls. Apartment Explosion

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.

01/04/2014

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Crews Finish Search, Demolition At Site Of Apartment Complex Fire

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.

01/03/2014

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Fire Officials: Body Pulled From Apt. Building

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.

01/02/2014

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Families Say 3 Still Unaccounted For After Apt. Fire

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.

01/01/2014

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14 Hospitalized For Burns, Broken Bones In Apt. Fire

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.

01/01/2014

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2 Adults, 2 Kids Safe After Minneapolis Home Catches Fire

Authorities said four people were able to get out safely after a home in north Minneapolis caught fire Friday morning. Fire crews responded to the 2700 block of Morgan Avenue North at about 2 a.m. on a report of a fire on the second floor of a home.

11/22/2013

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1 Firefighter Hurt, 15 Displaced In South Minneapolis Fire

Authorities said a firefighter was hurt and as many as nine adults and six children were displaced after a fire at a small apartment in south Minneapolis Wednesday morning. Fire crews responded to an apartment complex on the 3400 block of Portland Avenue at about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

11/20/2013

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Going Behind The Scenes With The Minneapolis Fire Department

Recently, the Minneapolis Fire Department invited us out to see what it’s like to be in those emergency situations. And we learned those men and women do so much more than put out fires.

09/30/2013

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Man Falls From U of M Frat Balcony

An 18-year-old man is in the hospital after falling from a second floor balcony on the University of Minnesota’s Frat Row. The Minneapolis Fire Department was called to Phi Kappa Psi around 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning. Authorities say the man didn’t appear to have any broken bones and was alert when he was taken to the hospital. It is not known why he fell, or if drugs or alcohol were involved.

09/21/2013

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Building Damaged By Fire Near ‘U’ Campus To Be Demolished

A building near the University of Minnesota campus that was damaged in an overnight fire near the University of Minnesota campus will have to be demolished. The fire caused significant damage to at least three businesses overnight.

08/01/2013

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Crews Knock Down House Fire In S. Mpls; No One Hurt

Firefighters knocked down a fire Monday afternoon in a house on the city’s south side, authorities said.

04/29/2013

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NE Mpls. Cooking Fire Puts 1 In The Hospital

One person is in the hospital after a Kit fire Saturday night in northeast Minneapolis.

03/30/2013

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Kids Rescued, 9 Hurt In Mpls. Apartment Fire

Nine people were injured during a fire in Minneapolis Saturday, a total authorities say could have been worse since there were more than 20 children and adults packed into the older building.

03/02/2013

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St. Paul Fire Dept. Presents Awards For Heroic Rescue Of Teen

More than a dozen Twin Cities’ firefighters and medics received a prestigious award Tuesday for saving the life of a 17-year-old girl.

02/26/2013

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Fire Damages Minneapolis Recycling Facility

Authorities say a recycling facility in Minneapolis suffered significant damage and a nearby apartment building had to be evacuated after a large fire Tuesday morning.

02/19/2013

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Man Rescued From Burning Home In Minneapolis

A homeowner had to be rescued after a fire consumed his house Tuesday morning on the north side of Minneapolis Tuesday morning.

02/19/2013

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Minneapolis Firefighters Connecting With Local Somalis

Fire Captain Tracy Moore applied for a $20,000 grant geared towards connecting communities and won it. Her goal is to improve the fire department’s relationship with the Somali community

02/19/2013

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Professor Hopes New Glove Will Help Firefighters In The Dark

Firefighters may have a new way to see in the dark, thanks to an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota.

02/12/2013

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3 Rescued After Fire Spreads In North Minneapolis

Authorities say two adults and a dog had to be rescued Wednesday morning after a fire that started at a vacant home in north Minneapolis spread to another occupied home.

02/06/2013

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Frank & Amelia Take Intense Firefighting Test

The Minneapolis Fire Department recently accepted applications for the first time since 2006. Since then, more than 2,000 people applied. It’s the first step in a process that will include a written exam, oral interview and then an intense physical fitness test.

02/04/2013

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Up To 2 Dozen Displaced In Minneapolis House Fire

Authorities say as many as two dozen people are without a home after a fire at a duplex on the north side of Minneapolis early Tuesday morning.

01/15/2013

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Investigators: Unattended Candles Caused Condo Fire

Investigators say unattended candles caused Friday morning’s condo building fire in Uptown Minneapolis that sent one person to the hospital.

12/28/2012

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3 Escape House Fire In South Minneapolis

Authorities say three people were able to get out safely after a house fire early Monday morning on the south side of Minneapolis.

10/01/2012

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1 Hospitalized After Minneapolis Apartment Fire

One man had to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation after an apartment fire in Minneapolis late Thursday night, authorities said.

09/14/2012

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Authorities Investigate Early Morning Fire In Minneapolis

Authorities say a family of six was able to get out safely after an early morning house fire in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

09/12/2012

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