Dinkytown fire destroys apartments

9:42 AM, Oct 26, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Two apartments suffered significant damage during a fire that tore through a building in Dinkytown Friday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to the multi-use building at 411 14th Avenue Southeast just before 12:45 p.m. and found smoke and flames billowing through upstairs windows. The second floor of the building is apartments, while the ground floor houses a number of businesses.  

Minneapolis firefighters entered the structure and extinguished a fire that began in one of the apartments. Two units are considered uninhabitable, while others sustained smoke and water damage. Residents unaffected by the fire are expected to be let back into the building sometime Friday afternoon.

Rescuers were able to save and return one dog and three cats to their owners.

Health Department inspectors were called to the scene because of water runoff in the coffee shop on the first floor.

No firefighters or civilian were injured during the fire.
The cause is under investigation.

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