MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crews battled two house fires in north Minneapolis Wednesday night.

The Emerson Avenue fire (credit: CBS)

The Minneapolis Fire Department says the first fire started at about 8 p.m. on the 3600 block of Emerson Avenue North. A neighbor called 911 to report seeing smoke at the residence. This house could not be saved. Firefighters say it doesn’t appear anyone was inside.

About two miles north, a second fire was reported about an hour later at a two-story duplex 4800 block of Lyndale Avenue North. Investigators say the fire was burning on the second floor, and the roof collapsed. The residence is a total loss. Neighbors say no one was living there. Crews had to shut off water at one point so Xcel Energy could cut power to the building.

A MnDOT traffic camera captures the Lyndale Avenue fire (credit: MnDOT)

The cold weather and wind made it difficult for crews at both scenes.

Both fires are being investigated.

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