MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the fifth person killed in a fire at Minneapolis high-rise apartment early Wednesday morning.
The victim is 32-year-old Tyler Baron.
The three-alarm fire was reported around 4 a.m. on the 14th floor of a public high-rise apartment building on the 600 block of Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis. The call was immediately elevated to a second alarm, and then quickly a third to summon more manpower to assist with medical needs and resident evacuations.
The other four victims were Jerome Stuart, 59; Nadifa Mohamud, 67; Maryan Mohamed Mohamud, 69; and Amatalah Adam, 78.
All residents on the 14th floor were evacuated to another part of the building.
The nonprofit People's Center Clinics & Services started an online fundraiser to help those affected by the fire get food, clothing and manage other emergency needs. As of Friday morning nearly $59,000 has been raised to assist the families impacted.