Minneapolis Crews Tackle Three-Alarm Apartment Fire

A three-alarm fire swept through a 32 unit apartment building in Minneapolis on March 9 leaving dozens of residents homeless. The fire wasn’t brought under control for several hours.


A three-alarm fire swept through a 32 unit apartment building in Minneapolis on March 9 leaving dozens of residents homeless. The fire wasn’t brought under control for several hours.

The fire was reported in an electrical room in the basement of the three-story building around 2 a.m.

It appeared the fire was under control when crews found smoke and fire on the upper floors.

Once the searches were complete, command pulled all crews as the fire rapidly extended throughout the building. The second and third alarms were called.

Firefighters spent several hours battling the fire with ladder trucks and hoselines before the fire was placed under control.

Over 50 firefighters cycled through the scene as they mopped up hotspots.