5 Dead, 3 Hospitalized after Fire at Minneapolis High-Rise

A firefighter suffered a minor injury.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minneapolis fire officials say five people have died and three others are hospitalized after a fire swept through a high-rise apartment building.

Fire Chief John Fruetel says the fire broke out early Wednesday on the 14th floor of the building in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. Firefighters found heavy smoke on the 16th and 17th floors as residents were evacuated through the building’s stairwells.

Fruetel says a firefighter suffered a minor injury.


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