MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Friday marks one year since a Christmas Day tragedy — a massive fire left 250 Minnesotans without a home.
Flames destroyed the Francis Drake Hotel in Minneapolis on Christmas Day in 2019.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: 80,000 Without Power After Blustery Storms Sweep Through Metro
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The county says it found stable housing for almost all of the people who were living in the hotel.
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Fire investigators determined the fire originated from a unit in the complex, but did not determine an exact cause.
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