Stevens Square apartment burns all night [PHOTOS]
A raging fire broke out in one of the most densely populated areas of Minneapolis early this morning.
As of 9 a.m., Minneapolis firefighters were still trying to finish off the three-alarm apartment fire in Stevens Square, a neighborhood just south of downtown cluttered with brownstone apartments.
Mark Lakosky, president of the Minneapolis firefighters union, says the interior of those old buildings are mostly wood, and fire can spread quickly. "If you got a fire in the wall, it can run all the way up [to the next floor]."
The fire started around 2 a.m. this morning, and quickly escalated into a three-alarm blaze. Firefighters rescued one person from the third floor of the building, says Lakosky. They were able to contain the fire to the single apartment complex, but one firefighter suffered "minor injuries" in the process.
After seven hours, firefighters were still hitting the top floor with multiple hoses. Water was pouring down from the building, turning a few unfortunate parked cars into icicles, and a large cloud of smoke could be seen from the highway.
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