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Deadly Minneapolis high rise fire ruled accidental

5 people were killed in the Nov. 27 fire, which started on the 14th floor.

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis fire investigators have determined a deadly fire at a Minneapolis high rise building last week was accidental.

According to a news release, the fire was traced to a bedroom in a 14th floor apartment unit. The investigation found the cause of the fire is "undetermined" but the "classification of the fire is accidental.” 

The three-alarm fire was first reported around 4 a.m. on Nov. 27 on the 14th floor of a public high-rise apartment building on the 600 block of Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis. Firefighters arrived to find flames had spread into the 14th floor hallway.

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Five people were killed in the fire; the Minneapolis Fire Department said four of the victims were found on the 14th floor and pronounced dead on the scene; a fifth victim was found in a stairway and taken to a hospital, where they later died.

The medical examiner identified the victims as Jerome Stuart, 59; Nadifa Mohamud, 67; Maryan Mohamed Mohamud, 69; Amatalah Adam, 78; and Tyler Baron, 32.

Three other people and one firefighter were taken to the hospital.

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