MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A firefighter suffered a minor injury and a family is without a home after a fire in Maple Grove early Sunday morning.

Crews were called to Willowby Crossing around 6 a.m. after a neighbor initially reported an explosion. When firefighters arrived, the garage of the home was fully engulfed in flames and the fire was starting to spread to the house. About 60 firefighters from four of the five stations in Maple Grove responded to the scene.

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The firefighter was injured when one of the home’s floors gave way. The firefighter is expected to be OK.

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The family was able to get out of the home, unhurt. Fire officials say the garage and most of the house was completely destroyed in the fire. The family is displaced and made arrangements with a hotel.


Fire officials say the house did not have a sprinkler system, which would have helped put out the flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation.