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Early Morning Fire in Basement of City Hall Closes Police Evidence Room

Police will spend the day figuring out how much evidence and seized property was damaged

Police will spend the day figuring out how much evidence and seized property was damaged

There was a little bit of a scare this morning when a blaze broke out in the basement of Minneapolis City Hall around 1 a.m.

The fire was in Minneapolis police's evidence room, and it eventually put out by the sprinkler system. Any potential damage property or evidence held by Minneapolis police is still unknown, according to Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder.

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Elder says the property room will be closed today while they assess the damage done to the room and work on clearing out smoke.

The adjacent 911 call center is still operating, although some of its duties had to be moved to the 3rd Precinct building at the corner of East Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue.

City Hall will be open for business as usual.

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