MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 25-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl were killed Thursday night in an apartment fire, according to the Rochester Fire Department.
Officials say the fire started just before 6 p.m. at a fourplex on the 400 block of 27th Street Northeast. Heavy smoke could be seen from as far as four miles away.READ MORE: Northern Minnesota Double Homicide Suspect Kills Himself During Pursuit
Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting from the windows. Crews used a ladder to rescue some residents from a balcony.READ MORE: Man, 70, Killed In Otsego Crash
Survivors told firefighters about other occupants in a downstairs apartment, and two people were soon found in a back room of that unit. One was pronounced dead at the scene, and another later died at Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s Hospital.MORE NEWS: Semi Rolls Over, Kills Driver In Carlton County Crash
Investigators have not pinpointed how the fire started.