MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An apartment building in northeast Minneapolis was evacuated Monday morning as crews fought a fire caused by a car crash.
The fire started around 5 a.m. at Broadway Street and Marshall Avenue. The Minneapolis Fire Department said a car hit the building, striking the gas meter and catching fire.
When the fire department arrived, no one was in the car.
The building was evacuated by 5:30 a.m. A Metro Transit bus is providing temporary shelter for residents.
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CenterPoint Energy responded to shut off the gas meter. Xcel Energy was also asked to shut off the electricity because the fire damaged electrical lines and a transformer.
The fire was out by 7 a.m.
All residents have been cleared to return to their apartments. The fire department said no injuries were reported.
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