MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fire crews knocked down flames Sunday afternoon at a homeless encampment in St. Paul.
Officials say a firecracker sparked the flames shortly after 12 p.m. at the encampment near the intersection of East Kellogg Boulevard and Robert Street North, in Culture Park along the Mississippi River.READ MORE: 'It's Just A Matter Of Time': Man Severely Hurt In Fiery Crash With Minneapolis Street Racer Fears Repeat
Ramsey County fire crews quickly put out the flames. Only one tent was damaged.READ MORE: Potential Vikings COVID Outbreaks Could Lead To Forfeits, Big Losses For Vendors And Restaurants
This fire is the latest one to flare up at homeless encampments in the Twin Cities. Local leaders have expressed concern about fires at encampments during the winter months and have been working to find housing for those in need.MORE NEWS: Why Are We Still Experiencing Supply Chain Issues?
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