Firefighters said one person was injured after jumping from the second floor.
MINNEAPOLIS — A person was injured after jumping from a second-story window to escape a fire in a condemned apartment building Saturday morning in Minneapolis.
According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, several people were inside the building at the time of the fire, and at one point one jumped out of an upstairs window. . Officials say the person has been medically assessed by HCMC paramedics and is in “stable” condition.
Deputy Chief Rita Juran said crews were working to determine if anyone else was inside.
“We have unconfirmed reports that there may be other people in the building. We cannot confirm this at this time. We have called the State Fire Marshal to the scene to assist in investigation,” Juran said.
“I’m just shocked,” Michelle Davis said. Davis lives next door to the building where the fire occurred.
“I looked out the window and saw fire spitting from the first, second and third floors,” Davis said. “I just hope there wasn’t anyone else in there…It’s been known…the homeless…come to sleep at night to keep out the cold.”
Officials said they were called to a condemned apartment near Pizza’s leaning tower just before 6:15 a.m. to a report of smoke coming from the building. Crews evacuated the building before the fire eventually spread to all four floors, causing the roof and exterior walls to partially collapse into the alleyways.
The Minneapolis Fire Department said no other buildings were damaged.
According to the City of Minneapolis website, the property is owned by C David George. The city’s website shows 121 violations for the property dating back to June 7, 2000.
KARE 11 staff emailed C David George and called the phone number listed on a sign on the vacant building and received no response.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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