HIBBING, Minn. - Firefighters from severalnorthern Minnesota communitiesare battling a restaurant fire in Hibbing where temperatures are 17 below zero.

Crews responded after smokewas seenbillowing out windows on the second floor of Sportsmen's restaurant where apartments are located.

The building and Zimmy's restaurant next door were evacuated Thursday.

The Hibbing Daily Tribunesays Nashwauk, Chisholm and Keewatin firefighters are also on the scene.

At this time there is no word on the extent of the damage or potential cause of the fire.