MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Golden Valley firefighter is recovering from minor injuries after responding to a fire that destroyed a home.

The flames ignited around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Parkview Terrace in Golden Valley. Crews remained on scene for several hours putting out the flames and preventing flare-ups.

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Eight different departments were called in to help with the three-alarm fire.

Golden Valley Fire Chief John Crelly said that there were about 70 firefighters on scene who dealt with a number of challenges while putting out the flames.

“Structurally, because the fire was so advanced, we had problems where the roof and floors had started to collapse. We weren’t able to make an interior attack effort, which makes it difficult to get to all the fire,” Crelly said.

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Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire. No one was home at the time.

Neighbors say the home had recently been purchased and was undergoing a renovation.

Firefighters evacuated a couple of nearby homes while they battled the flames.

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The injured firefighter was taken to the hospital. His injuries are unknown.