MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say one person was hospitalized Monday night after a fire broke out in an apartment building in north Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Fire Department says crews were called around 9:40 p.m. to the apartment complex on the 600 block of 18th Avenue North, where black smoke could be seen rising from a fourth-floor unit.READ MORE: 'It's Just A Matter Of Time': Man Severely Hurt In Fiery Crash With Minneapolis Street Racer Fears Repeat
Crews quickly knocked down the flames in the unit’s bedroom and discovered an injured person inside. While an ambulance was called to help the wounded individual, the fire spread to the apartment’s kitchen.READ MORE: Why Are We Still Experiencing Supply Chain Issues?
Firefighters battled the blaze in the kitchen and were able to help the wounded person out of the apartment. An ambulance brought the victim to a nearby hospital. It’s yet unknown what kind of injury the person suffered.
About an hour after arriving on the scene, crews got the fire under control and used fans to ventilate the smoke out of the building’s common areas.MORE NEWS: Potential Vikings COVID Outbreaks Could Lead To Forfeits, Big Losses For Vendors And Restaurants
The cause of the fire is under investigation.