Fire destroys home in Edina

6:15 AM, Jun 4, 2013   |    comments
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EDINA, Minn. - A three-alarm fire destroyed a home in Edina late Monday night and required the help of departments across the metro to put down the blaze.

Edina Fire Chief Marty Scheerer says the fire broke out at a home in the 6600 block of Kenny Place around 10:30 p.m. Flames were already leaping from the roof by the time crews arrived. Scheerer says they believe the fire started in the garage of the home and quickly jumped to the house.

A third alarm was quickly called, summoning mutual aid from Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Hopkins, St. Louis Park,
Golden Valley, Richfield and Hennepin County EMS.

CenterPoint Energy was also on scene to
disconnect gas lines.

While fire crews attacked from the home's exterior part of the roof collapsed, but no firefighters were injured. The blaze was brought under control in about an hour, followed by
interior attack of small fires and hot spots.

"The home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, making it a little more difficult to get trucks and hoses to the home to extinguish the fire from all sides," said Edina Fire Chief Marty Scheerer. "If the home had residential sprinklers, it could have kept the fire from spreading so quickly and may have saved the home."

Two people were inside the structure at the time the fire broke out but both were able to evacuate safely. 

Fire officials continue to investigate the exact cause of the fire.

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